A Gift to You
"If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!"
I can not believe it is almost Christmas!
The Mysore room was busy this morning and as I listened to the breath of all the students coming and going I thought about how hectic it can get around this time of year. With all the buzz of Christmas, people tend to take less time for themselves, and their yoga practice. What once was a priority can start taking a 'back seat' to all the shopping, the many evening-gatherings, the school concerts, etc.
But lets look at the real issue... the feeling of guilt! The guilt of your yoga practice feeling less, the guilt of eating too much, the guilt of staying up too late, the guilt of letting yourself 'slip', the guilt, the guilt, the guilt! Well how about... Instead of guilt it be... "It's OK".
"It’s OK to have a Christmas cookie or two. It’s OK to have a slice of pumpkin pie.
It’s OK to have some cheese dip while you’re waiting for Christmas dinner. Really, it’s OK. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is about having a healthy relationship with yourself, and a healthy relationship does not involve feelings of guilt.
The holidays are a time for us to gather and enjoy with those nearest and dearest to us. It can also be a great form of stress relief if we emphasize the more positive aspects. Put the focus on the company around you more than the guilt of indulging. Besides, making time with those you care about will be a much nicer memory to reflect on than what cookies you ate."
Take this time to remember one very important person... YOU!
As you celebrate the highlights of everyone around you, make sure to celebrate YOURS!
As you give those special gifts to those you love remember to gift one to YOURSELF!
This season do not make excuses but enjoy a happy healthy releationship with those close to you and most importantly with YOURSELF!
As we come into the Christmas season and the start of a New Year, I am reminded of the words by Steve Jobs...
Steve Jobs' last words He died a billionaire at 56yrs of Pancreatic Cancer and here are his last words on the sick bed:
"I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and
wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.
Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends...
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch - they both tell the same time...
Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag - the amount of money inside is the same;
Whether we drive a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car, the road and distance is the same, and we get to the same destination.
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine - the hangover is the same;
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq ft - loneliness is the same.
You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down - you go down with it...
Therefore.. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, .... That is true happiness!!
Five Undeniable Facts of Life : 1. Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
2. Best awarded words in London ... "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."
3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
Six Best Doctors in the World 1. Sunlight 2. Rest 3. Exercise 4. Diet 5. Self Confidence and 6. Friends
Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
NOW is the perfect time to join us at the Yoga Shala Calgary,
let us meet on the mat and celebrate this wonderful season together!
Yoga Shala Calgary
1511 19th Street Northwest
Calgary, AB, Canada
Wishing you all True Happiness -
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙏