January 5, 2010

Only One Happiness in Life

I am extremely fortunate to have discovered World Yoga Center next door to my apartment. Although I've practiced yoga for more than 10 years, my study at World Yoga Center over the past year has been truly rewarding.
Every so often, Rudrani, World Yoga's Director, emails students with inspiration. I really loved this week's message and asked Rudrani if I could share it here, with you. I hope it inspires you too.

"Dear WYC Students,
Happy New Year!!

Yesterday, my fortune cookie said 'There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.'
The great Tantric masters of yoga said that Love is all there is! That Ananda Shakti is our very nature.

What if we lived our lives as if love were all there is? When all people everywhere give their time and energy to love for one another and the world, we will have heaven on Earth- a global revolution worth creating.

Can we create ways to cherish and listen to each other more, cherish our planet more? How might each of us actualize a revolution in human consciousness, person by person? What form would that take personally in this new year 2010?

A good beginning is to dissolve differences, sit at the table with people of all religions and faiths and worship with one unified heart beyond formal traditions. Wherever there is love and Shakti, we can offer thanks whether in churches, mosques, temples, synagogues or kivas any where in the world .

My teacher Baba Muktananda used to tell a story about a building acquired by local villagers that was first made into a mosque but only a few people came so the villagers made it into church but only a few people came and after several more tries they finally they made it into a night club and then everyone came! Big profits were collected !

What if pleasure seeking, entertainment and profit were no longer our unifying force? What if cherishing one another and the world became humanity's unifying force?

Here's to a true revolution in this New Year!!

We welcome all of you to the WYC's many programs, classes and courses for 2010. It is joy and privilege to work with all of you.

Much love to you all,


1 comment :

  1. Very true words, how cool that you've found such a welcoming place. Thank you for sharing!