Monday, July 23, 2007
No, this isn't me. Pretty cute, though. The photo is complements of Wikipedia.
A couple of years ago at a Yoga Teacher Training with Todd Norian, one of our homework assignments was to place a picture of ourselves on an alter used for Yoga practice. This seemed egotistical and odd to me. After a couple of weeks, I finally found a photo to use that didn't have other people in it. At that time, other items on the alter included a statue of Buddha and a framed card of Saraswati.
As I paid homage to these great deities and what they stood for, I was humbled to see my own self amongst them. As tears trickled down my face, I began to understand at a deeper level that if we are all connected (which I adamantly believe and science backs up) that I, too, am Buddha. I am Saraswati.
This brought more meaning to my practice and my life. So, find a photo. Place it in an area with other figures that are meaningful to you and see what happens. It just might surprise you.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life!