It’s important to know in which direction you are moving toward. This is mine…
FOCUS: Self Love
“Taking good care of YOU, means the people in your life will receive the best of you, rather than what’s left of you.” – Carl Bryan
If you can do that, nothing else can rob you of your happiness.
Everything revolves around how we feel; in mind-body-spirit. When something is “off”, or not in balance, it affects every single aspect of our lives. Then all we can think about is getting back to center. The intention of my yoga practice is to become strong and healthy in order to serve others.
On a physical level, one practices purity through healthy food choices, adequate water intake, regular exercise and movement, relaxation, proper hygiene, pranayama, etc. The cultivation of purity in the mind comes through positive thinking. So what you see, hear, and say is important. Surround yourself with like-minded people. Spiritually, we engage in purity through yoga practice, or through prayer, meditation, inspirational reading, and community activities.
Everything that has to do with our priorities and roles in life, including responsibilities to self, family and friends, work, society, and all of humanity. When we integrate the attitude of duty in our lives, we are able to restrain from impulses, regulate desires, accept internal authority, and achieve internal mastery. Ultimately, the path of duty saves us from pain and suffering.
Note: I used the information found in the book “The Pure Heart of Yoga” when writing this.