Trying My New WingsPosted: July 16, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, family, freshly pressed, friends, happiness, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, Mindfulness, motivation, Omaha, Oneness, passion, spirit, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 5 Comments
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything-
There is only one universal concept that brings everyone -everything together in this beautiful world – Oneness.
The concept of oneness and being part of a vast, infinitely elaborate web of interconnectedness is not a new concept. Let’s pause and think about this for a moment. When we arrive at yoga class (just one example – embrace any event) it was our decision alone to be there, to show up, unfurling our mat(s) and opening ourselves up to the limitless possibilities we are about to explore. Oneness is a unifying concept that has survived even in our neomanic world. You can physically feel the energy flowing during class if you open your body and mind, allowing “oneness” to fill your spirit.
Too many people are living in a dystopian world, embracing illusions of separation, “me” first – Sadly.
Focused intention on living our daily lives with oneness at the forefront of our thoughts? Will be reflected in everything we do, during yoga class or while stuck in traffic. Welcome to reality …
Too bad more people don’t get how “what hurts you can end up hurting me.” Getting that may be a first step toward getting the oneness of us all.
I was going to write more about the “Golden Rule” but for the sake of brevity I sadly cut it out. You would think more people would get this? I may live in the clouds at times although, sadly in today’s world the idea of doing no harm is lost.
You know, whether I teach or practice, you feel that oneness. In the 60 minutes or so that everyone is in the class, we are united in a common goal. For some, they seem to hover on that unification. But for the rest that understands and accepts yoga for what it is, they can get carried away.
Society has turned the world away from unification, from oneness. But there are still these people who believe in what you say. Most are followers. And it takes a great deal if courage to openly express the oneness. Yet, you’ve got to trust it. Trust yourself. And others will follow. =)
I can’t begin to thank you enough for your kind support, thank you! 🙂
While in the psych hospital recently, I came across a book of the Dalai Lama’s teachings. One of the most powerful passages is about oneness, and how the chair could not exist if it were not for the wood, which would not be if not for the sun and the rain, and the labor to harvest the wood…etc. It was such a fabulous way of seeing that interconnectedness. (Wish I could now recall the name of that book.)
Thanks again for your blog. I always find it uplifting and enlightening. And while I have decided for now not to pursue yoga, I am moving into Tai Chi, which I find makes me a bit more centered, your teachings still resonate. 🙂