“Beginning . . .
This is the moment of embarking.
All auspicious signs are in place.
In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. Though we may be intent on the magnificent journey ahead, all things are contained in this first moment: our optimism, our faith, our resolution, our innocence.
In order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment to daily self-cultivation. We must make a strong connection to our inner selves. Outside matters are superfluous. Alone and naked, we negotiate all of life’s travails. Therefore, we alone must make something of ourselves, transforming ourselves into the instruments for experiencing the deepest spiritual essence of life.
Once we make our decision, all things will come to us. Auspicious signs are not a superstition, but a confirmation. They are a response. It is said that if one chooses to pray to a rock with enough devotion, even that rock will come alive. In the same way, once we choose to commit ourselves to spiritual practice, even the mountains and valleys will reverberate to the sound of our purpose.” ~Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
The best place to begin any new venture in life is at the beginning. Set your deepest yearning in motion starting today. I can help you bring about the change you desire in this three-week series that begins in January of the New Year. Learn skills you will use for a life time by registering now at East Side Yoga.
~Erika Marcoux, MA, RPP, RYT
Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor