“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Did you know that Ralph Waldo Emerson was a yogi?
A daily meditation practice, as we now know is not an easy thing to maintain. We all have the best intentions but when the alarm goes off, we have to win the struggle with the unconscious mind. The unconscious or subconscious mind is powerful, a force to be reckoned with.
Being a yogi is a great opportunity to grow and cultivate inner peace. No one else can give that to you. No one.
Let me know how it’s going. Off to a rocky start? Needing to tweak your sankalpa? Now is the time, set yourself up for success and get committed, for real.
Use each other for accountability. We all want and need to help each other…true? When we reach out for help with accountability, we are being real, and being real inspires us. “The struggle is real.” Struggle leads to strength. Swami Rudrananda said, “Effort over time equals growth.”
I have a hard time getting up for just myself. I had no problem getting up for the Immersion, at 4am. So, getting up at 5:45am ought to feel like sleeping in. But no! I need to visualize myself getting up at 5:45am. Each night I have to remind myself that I’m not just meditating for myself. My meditation practice benefits those nearest and dearest to my heart, and others as much as it benefits me. My meditation supports me to be who I am and how I am, wherever I am.
Let me know how your practice is going?