A Day To Celebrate
I spent the past weekend immersed in the 3rd weekend intensive of Yoga Teacher Training studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, . Through the incredible guidance of our teacher, I have been enlightened to express my gratitude, especially on such a day, my birthday. I can see no better way then to start this day by taking time reflect on all the lessons and individuals that have enlightenment me in ways that have brought me to this very place in my life. So often we need a reason to express our feelings of love and honour for those who might do something big for us in an obvious way. I’ve been reminded to consider all of the little things, that aren’t so little, that may go unnoticed, or the things I maybe wasn’t ready to understand. As this is a day of celebration, I want to celebrate every being, the lessons, and my ultimate blessing of purpose and the divine creator of my existence for serving me in ways that are greater than I may understand at times and have been fortunate enough to experience in this lifetime. It is important to honour ourselves always, during times of lightness and darkness, but what I know for sure is that faith, gratitude and compassion never cease to show that we are more than just individuals but divinely connected in incredible ways.
To all that I have learned, all that I love, have loved, and have been loved by, all that I have yet to discover, for the patience, the support, the encouragement and the tests, I dedicate my day of celebration. My heart is full knowing that I get to walk this path.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavaintu - “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” Through self awareness and a greater understanding of existence lies the essence of freedom. My birthday wish is for others to experience the same kind of enlightenment and contentment.