We are bombarded with all sorts of imbalances from every direction, and for me, the happiness, satisfaction and contentment of staying in balance internally is all I’m really worried about. I get especially bombarded by the sensory overload and excess of information that I just don’t know where to start.
When I take a moment for myself, like go to a yoga studio to share my experience with others, for example, although it seems simple, it’s so empowering. When I embody that empowerment on the mat, I reorganize internally.
Cultivating the deep connection with self, on the mat, helps me attract that connection off the mat, in the material world. And when I say material world I mean, our perception of the physical world that exists outside of ourselves (in our mind).
When I take the time to cultivate this connection with self, I’m making a difference in the world outside of me, like a ripple effect. I become a magnet for fresh, local food, attract tools to form an integral, balanced lifestyle, attract new knowledge about sustainable technology and a better life for all sentient beings.
After class, I start to think of mother Earth and her gifts, like I’m a part of the Earth and the Earth is part of me. I want to tune into how to care for her. I start thinking of ways to nurture the universe, feed her and nourish her, add positive vibes to the atmosphere, and cultivate new ways to effect change. After yoga, I think this in the same way I would want to care for my own self, body, mind, physicality, connection & experience. There is no difference between myself and others. All of a sudden, there is no out-there, out there, independent of what’s in here internally.