Yoga & the original American Spirit
Practicing yoga in the United States of America today, feels like the essence of breathing life liberty and pursuing happiness.
What i hear from our president elect is very yogic, very Gandhi, Bhakti and Raja…. “Yes we can!” and “Change we can believe in!” sounds a great deal like “Be the change you would like to see in the world.”
This is in contrast to the charge of our last 8 years of leadership… The suggestion that we consume for the good of the country and for our own happiness … The repeated suggestions of our being very afraid and how we need to invest all our money time and energy to chase after security… I submit, security is unobtainable since it is an abstract concept based on fear … and will eventually bankrupt us as a society.
Why have these been the intentions that have been reinforced by the Bush administration. When did government become the enemy of the people … and to the peoples’ unalienable Rights to … Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
How about we consider just these 2 shifts
- What if we shift our intention of Happiness through Service instead of consumption.
- What if we followed Benjamin Franklin’s sage advise, “if you forgo liberty for security you deserve neither.”
If we look back at our Declaration of Independence it has so many references to very yogic ideals to the original idea of being an American…
Standing up for what is right. Doing well by being good.
As an American who loves his practice of yoga I want to send this message of love, light, peace and hope to all of you on this unique Thanksgiving as we focus our intention to a future where all beings are Happy.
And may our happiness come from healing our fragile and injured planet.
in peace, with love,