This card was picked in class recently.
It makes me wonder, when have you really felt connected?
*Perhaps while gardening?
*While sitting in a temple in India (if you have had such a privilege)?
*While knitting or crocheting or painting? In a yoga class?
*Walking along the beach?
*Spending time in nature?
There are times when we feel a sense of peace and bliss, a feeling of expansiveness, of connection to all that is.
Times when everything seems perfect, when we somehow know everything is okay.
Have you ever had such a feeling?
If you can recognise your sense of connection once, then perhaps you can remember the feeling.
If you temporarily lose that feeling of connection, can you recall it?
The more you can remember and experience your sense of one-ness, of connection, the more you are in a state of Yoga.
You can’t necessarily make a state of Yoga, a state of feeling connected and free, happen.
You can set up the circumstances to make it more likely. Regular yoga and meditation helps, as does being in nature.
Being present in your daily life helps too. Keeping your mind in perspective rather than letting it run you life also helps.
I think being of service to others also helps us to stay connected. It gives us purpose.
What helps you to stay aware of your connection to all and to experience freedom?
I’d love to know.
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a start. I’d love your feedback and look out for my blog about the next card soon.
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE and postage is free in Australia. They make a perfect gift too.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.