“"If you can’t feel safe with a person, deep love cannot really happen. If, in the presence of God, you don’t feel safe and even protected, then I don’t think it is God—it is something else. It’s a god that is not God. It’s probably what Meister Eckhart is referring to when he says, “I pray God to rid me of God.” He means that the God we all begin with is necessarily a partial God, an imitation God, a word for God, a “try-on” God. But as you go deeper into the journey, I promise you, you will always be more naturally hopeful (even when you don’t feel it!) and you will usually sense a deep safety and security (even when your mental ego momentarily presents scenarios of doom).”
~ Richard Rohr
The Yoga Comic stops traffick. ^_^
This saturday Mar 9th.
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One meaning of Yoga is “to come together”, “to unite” and one of the 8 limbs of yoga is Yama, or our relationships with the outside world. Within Yama is Ahimsa, which means non-violence towards others, including working to end violence. Ahimsa means kindness, compassion and thoughtful consideration of others. It also includes our duties and responsibilities.
As yoga practitioners (or even those of us who are new to the asana practice), we can practice the true concept of yoga by coming together and practicing Ahimsa just by getting on the mat and supporting Odanadi’s amazing work.
Over the past 20 years Odanadi Seva Trust has rescued and rehabilitated more than 1850 children, carried out 57 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice. With your help, compassion and cooperation, Odanadi will continue to provide a place of sanctuary for the survivors of human trafficking and offer them a chance to rebuild their lives.
Closing chant meaning by Sharon Gannon from here:
Edit: Jessica Walden and Elise Espat
Design: Boonchu Tanti, Ashtanga Illustrations by Boonchu
Inspiring story and a great reminder to let go of what a yoga posture looks like visually…and to stop comparing yourself to others.