Archive for December, 2015


Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

In the past several months, we have witnessed some horrific events in the world, such as the terrorist attack in Paris, France where many innocent people were injured or lost their lives. More recently in California, there was a mass shooting with possible links to terrorism. It doesn’t make sense how someone can walk into places of love and hope and commit such violence on innocent people. As a pacifist, I have been opposed to violence and believe in finding peaceful resolutions. Sadly, there is so much anger and hate in this world. We need more love, understanding and forgiveness. As individuals we need to think, feel and see with our hearts, the key to our true power.

We are all equal and united through spirit. The father of yoga is referred to as Patanjali, who wrote his thoughts and ideas on how a yogi should live in his book, The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This book is considered a sacred text for the yoga practice. There are eight parts to the way of living the yoga lifestyle. The first one is yama, which refers to how you socially interact with others around you, such as practicing non-violence against any living creature.

 I pray for love and peace in our world. My heart is always with those affected by these tragedies.