Reflection

You can not speak for me.
You will try.

You can not see through my lens.
You will try.

You can not tell me who to be.
You will try.

You can not tell me how to feel.
You will try.

You can not understand me.
You will try.

I can not speak for you.
I can not see through your lens.
I can not tell you who to be.
I can not tell you how to feel.
I can not understand you.

….and I will not try.
I am without obligation to make sense to you.

With this talisman of consciousness,
I can lead you to the water.
But I can not make you drink.

With this gem of wisdom,
I can be a compass for truth,
But I can not control your direction.

With this blessing of introspection,
I will love you with total acceptance.

Because the only person I will face in the morning,
Is the reflection in my mirror.

Sincerely,
Spirit

Copyright 2016

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A True Practice

“Seekers who believe they must practice yoga only in the meditation room are under a great illusion. They must practice yoga in society as well.  Practicing yoga in the meditation room is easy because there are no external disturbances but one encounters many disturbances while practicing yoga in society, which makes it very difficult. A true yogi/ni is one who can successfully protect his/her mental steadiness while in society.”

-‘Sayings of Swami Kripalu’ [book]

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