This article orginally appeared on Jennifer Pastiloff's blog and is republished here with permission. Jennifer is a yoga teacher, writer, and advocate for children with special needs based in L.A. She is also the creator of Manifestation Yoga and leads retreats and workshops all over the world. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Heh heh, loved the bit in the car, calling someone a jerk and so on. I identify.
I sat a mindfulness retreat again recently and this time, coming back into London life, I have been amazed to learn how often I get very, very grumpy with strangers on the Underground for minor teeny meaningless 'slights'.
Since it happens so frequently, I've decided it could be a wonderful 'be love' training, to just notice myself getting all hot and self righteous over and over again.
A sign around my neck might speed up the work though... very brave of you both to wear it! Thank you for creating the awareness, both of you.
You can't *be* what you haven't *realized* as the result of your *learning, growing and healing* process. The biggest obstacle is, that one holds on an image and make it as part of ones self image, then trying to live it. Believing strongly in it and then trying to find confirmation in ones life by searching for it in ones surrounding. In this way surviving with ones established self image, supported by every thing and every body around, who are stuck in the same illusion... Can someone dare to open ones eyes and see the misery and the endless suffering every where? Isn't this finally a reason to *wake up*?
..."Be Love", or "Be Lust"...??..I don't know..,I'm getting mixed messages from this...., ( I think there's alot of that goin' around..). Thx anyway.