We return to the wisdom series and the 8 limb path of yoga with a look into the 4th Niyama Svadhyaya or self study.
Ideally Svadhyaya means study of one's self, but it also means gaining this knowledge by studying scripture. In the Yogic tradition the Vedas would be the main study, but studying all the world scriptures and traditions comprise Svadhyaya.
There is no universal way, seems fitting to look in all directions in attempts to find what calls us and what we can devote to with true love, passion and compassion. Let's look at the current celebrations of Rosh Hashanah (days of awe).
This blog begin with a look into mystical Judaism here's a look into the Jewish New Year. Tomorrow a lil study of Navratri.
What better way to know other traditions and celebrations then from those who know and love them.
It's Nada Day,
I take pause...
I reflect upon my life...
I don't drive...
I sleep in...
I may not talk...
I have no agenda...
I pause and...
I totally invest in
My Self care!
I do nada thing...
On Nada day
I surprise myself...
Or is it simply,
That I Prize My Self :)
Rosh Hashanah continues until the evening of Oct 1st
Jai Mata Di
Navratri continues until Oct 8th
Shakti TIME tonight was an amazing intimate gathering. Though I'm ready to call it a night, i just wanted to share briefly my highlight from our event.
We shared our feelings about the fundamental human rights pictured above. One of my darling new friends and a regular at Shakti TIME shared
"No is a complete sentence!"
in response to:
"You have the right to say "no" without feeling guilty."
Her short sweet and to the point statement will stay with me...
"That which purifies the impure mind is tapas. That which regenerates the lower animal nature and generates divine nature is tapas. That which cleanses the mind and destroys lust, anger, greed etc., is tapas."
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