Your courage helps others.

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Interesting time Christmas. Did I read it once or was it what the Swami’s told us? The energy of the Christ ed one ( we celebrate the birth of a sacred child named Jesus at Christ – mass) comes close to the Earth at Christmas time. And so we gather  in loose knit groups family, friends, office workers,tennis Christmas parties etc.

We are together again with the passing of a year and pain and promise of who we are becoming.Doesn’t this take courage to look at those around us, those we choose to surround ourselves with and then the courage to look within.

Life can be quite miserable without courage. “Cowards die many times before their death.The valiant never taste of death but once”… said Shakespeare.

Acting strong begins with thinking strong. Thinking strong makes your thoughts grow stronger. Often the emphasis is on  exercising the body , more importantly exercise your mind.Spiritual and moral muscles in your mind are built up like physical muscles by right thinking. Negative thoughts release chemicals that are often harmful to your body. Positive thoughts  keep you vital and alive.

Lily Jenson writes”Have you ever known what you needed to do, but felt that you needed the encouragement or coroboration of others to speak up or step forward and do it?

This is perfectly natural. We’ve all been uncertain.

Stepping out on your own can be frightening, which is why so few people do it.

But amazing as it sounds, that’s exactly what everyone else is looking to do.

Interesting side note: the word “Courage” comes from the French word Coeur, which means Heart.

To have courage is working /living  thinking from a full heart and moving from a place of compassion and right action.”
Mahatma Gandhi:
“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone”


lotus-flower-800036_1280We use the image of the open petaled lotus in Yoga,  for a closed bud is an immature structure, only when we open out all our petals can we truly bloom. It takes courage to recognise and welcome all the aspects of who we are, the so called good bad and ugly. Some people in our family seem to rub us like sandpaper, and we are used to reacting a certain way. So the dance is perpetuated. We get angry ,anxious  stressed etc.By playing small we do not help another.  We have the right to say no thank you, not to join the Christmas whirl.

Christmas throws us together and aspects of ourselves are brought  to the surface, be courageous see it as your own need to grow.

“The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.” Kahil Gibran.



About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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