Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quote of the Month:: July

"If you feel bound, then you are bound. If you feel liberated, then you are liberated. Nothing outside neither binds or liberates you, only you can do that."
                                                                                       ~Sri Swami Satchidananda

I know this is about 30 days past due, but Rachel said something in her Friday 8:30am Gentle Yoga and Nidra that was right on with July's quote of the month.

Rachel was telling a story that took place during the winter when it was snowing and she was going to pick her kids up from school. She was feeling cold and miserable and cold. She said that she was never much for the winter. As the kids came out of school that day, though, they were laughing and giggling. They were playing and running around so happy that it was snowing. To them it was a great day.

Rachel said that the snow didn't change from one moment to the next. It was snow being snow falling to the ground. To the children  the snow made that day was the greatest thing ever. To Rachel it was the worst. It was each persons perception of the snow that was different.

Essentially we choose how we are going to react to situations that we face. We can choose to be affected negatively or we can choose liberation from the senses.

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