We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

by admin on September 1, 2009

In their “Meditations from the Mat”, Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison give us inspiration on how through our practice to flow down the river of Yoga.

“At a Native American gathering in Arizona for the 1999 summer solstice, a Hopi elder said: “There is a river flowing now, very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do that, our spiritual growth comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves; banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred way and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Now, go to your mat and push off from the shore.”

Let your practice flow and take you where it will. There is the greatest joy in the journey rather than in arriving at the destination. Stay open and hang on tightly to your beginner’s mind. Let your creativity come forth and your heart be opened.

Om Shanti,

Arlene

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