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As We Flush the Toilet on the Bush Cheney Legacy…

Y Yoga Movie Production Still of Earth from Apollo

As we flush the Toilet from the last 8 Years of the Bush Administration please consider the following thought from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.”

Love, Life & Peace as we toast a new day dawning!!!

Arthur

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meditation video ~ the essence of the practice

A fly  on the walls view of meditation…. Great video i found on facebook which illustrates meditation in a fun, funny and compelling way… Kudos to the creator…  I love this short video and hope you do to…

LL&P
Arthur

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Illusion and Reality (subtitrare în lb. Română)

Great Illustration of Big Mind Online!

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Gandhi & his March to the Sea for Salt… What is Our Symbol Today?

When Gandhi marched the Indians to the sea to get their own salt and avoid the British tax on salt.  The British beat the Indians down… Gandhi was very clear not to fight back but still to stand strong as peaceful warriors holding their moral and ethical ground.  They embarrassed the British into leaving the country less then 1 year later… The British understood that their time there was over… the British were no longer welcome…

Y Yoga Movie Prod Still Statue of Liberty

Well I am not sure when our government became the enemy of the people but with all that is going on it would seem that the government is definitely not looking out for our / Main Street interests.  Our government has been asleep at the wheel for 8 years now giving us the wrong information…

Our leadership has been pushing the concept of Happiness through consumption instead of through service as well as thoughts of creating fear by chasing security… scaring us at every opportunity, in every speech!
We should instead understand what Benjamin Franklin professed with “if we forgo liberty for security we deserve neither“!

So the BIG QUESTION of BIG MIND is what are the symbols we as a free people use in this day and age to reflect, what is going on in our government is NOT OK… How do we empower our selves and our message to get back to the original intention of…. We hold these truths to be self evident, the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….

I love that this Iraqi reporter expressed in a moment of peaceful fearless disregard for his own safety what most of us would have liked to … he has created a Tiananmen Square moment in history… We need to follow his ambitious lead to free speech for that is where freedom and liberty are found.  Remember he threw a shoe not a bomb.  We all know how disgusting and lawless our administration has behaved, torture, no oversight, etc…  They have brought us to the abyss!  What do we do now to take a stand and begin the healing of our fragile and injured planet and people?

Please share your thoughts and ideas here as comments… We need to begin a dialogue on the internet of collective consciousness! We need to figure out what our march to the sea is and how we can peacefully and forcefully get the message across that what is going on is NOT OK!  We need to get back to the intention of what a patriot is and what it is to be an American as well as a global citizen!

in Peace with light & Love,

Arthur
Peaceful Warrior

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Anatomy of an American Yogi

Y Yoga Movie Still director Arthur Klein Reverse Namasté NYC

Y Yoga Movie Still director Arthur Klein Reverse Namasté NYC

Yoga & the original American Spirit

Y Yoga Movie frame Time Square US Flag

Y Yoga Movie frame Time Square US Flag

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.”
– Gandhi

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

  1. What if we shift our intention of Happiness through Service instead of consumption.
  2. What if we followed Benjamin Franklin’s sage advise, “if you forgo liberty for security you deserve neither.”
Y Yoga Movie Still 911 Ground Zero

Y Yoga Movie Still 911 Ground Zero

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,
namasté,

Arthur

Y Yoga Movie still frame dir Arthur Klein Warrior 3 NYC

Y Yoga Movie still frame dir Arthur Klein Warrior 3 NYC

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What is Happiness and why is it worth pursuing?

Hello  world! This is my new WordPress blog In fact; it is the first post to this blog.

I awoke at 4 am on Saturday morning … booted my computer and excitedly searched to see if the URL “pursuitOf HappinessYoga.com” was available. To my surprise it was… which was perfect. As I purchased the address I checked in with my breath and felt deep gratitude, peace and grace within the moment. I knew in that breath I had committed to an intention of sharing a dialogue about happiness with all who care to engage in this investigation.

Most recently I have come to believe happiness is found by returning to the basic tenants of happiness as defined in our Declaration of Independence and in the sutras of yoga and meditation.  When reading both documents it is amazing the similarities that become obvious.

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —” through the lens of Yoga.
…It just seems so obvious!

I invite you to join me for this journey into honoring happiness gained through service instead of consumption and liberty realized through feeling free from the inside out instead of chasing security by embracing fear and paranoia…. as our, soon to be past, leadership would have it…

I am so happy that instead of shopping or vacationing after 911 I began attending yoga classes everyday!  Which has lead to an ordinary not so happy guy having and extraordinarily happy experience of life!

Over future posts I look forward to sharing the unfolding of journey, marching with all of you to heal our fragile and injured planet.  We are the change we want to see.

May all beings be happy!

In peace with love and light,

Arthur Klein

PS.  Until the next post please enjoy my most recent offering to the meditation “May All Beings Be Happy”    this is a trailer from Y Yoga Movie… an 88 minute documentary of the last 7 years of my journey.

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