"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."
As I to try express myself and to share with you all that resides in my being, I realize the gross limitations of man-made languages, of incompetent vocabulary and the petty nuances of written communication that need to be considered…but then I questioned myself, why is it that I want to share all this with you? The unequivocal response received was: Because I love you, I care for your well being and most importantly, because it is our "birth right to evolve". At a materialistic level, I understand this may be difficult for some to comprehend but regardless, I make my intention known.
One whose body is vigorous, mind clear, spirit exalted, blood pure, nerves disciplined, physique resistant to disease and when one has made their physical frame an instrument worthy of Divine service - that is the beginning of attempting to become a Yogi.
When one serves his creator and fellow souls unconditionally, performs all tasks joyfully, when one is humble in success and cheerful in adversity, when one is indifferent to praise or offence and when one bows down in gratitude for the difficulties and obstacles one encounters - that represents the progress of a Yogi.
One who is master of his thought and ruler of emotion, when amid all vicissitudes one’s calm enjoyment of inward peace is complete, when every detail of existence evokes wonder and awe in one’s consciousness, when one feel each moment of life to be a miracle, when one merges the infinitesimal soul in the ocean of infinite silence and when one truly loves all living things as part of oneself - that is when, one becomes a Yogi.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a business or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.
Life's battles are not always won by the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can!
FROM HEALTH TO SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS
The person performing yogic practice must have the aim to achieve health and super-consciousness. Healthiness is the first and most encouraging step, in the path of development of consciousness. If you do not achieve health while performing yogic practice, remember then, that you have been missing something or not doing practice through proper way.