Humbled, moved by and compelled to share the words of the Dalai Lama and B.K.S Iyengar. Inspired to continue to lead my life as meaningful as possible and to use my God-given talents. I too hope you are moved to do the same.
“With my two hands joined, I appeal to you, the reader, to ensure that you make the rest of your life as meaningful as possible. Do this by engaging in spiritual practice if you can. As I hope I have made clear, there is nothing mysterious in this. It consists in nothing more than acting out of concern for others. And provided you undertake this practice sincerely and with persistence, little by little, step by step, you will gradually be able to re-order your habits and attitudes so that you think less about your own narrow concerns and more of others. In doing so, you will find that you enjoy peace and happiness yourself.
Relinquish your envy, let go your desire to triumph over others. Instead try to benefit them. With kindness, with courage and confident that in doing so you are sure to meet with success, welcome others with a smile. Be straightforward. And try to be impartial. Treat everyone as if they were a close friend. I say this neither as the Dalai Lama nor as someone who has special powers of ability. Of these I have none. I speak as a human being, one who like yourself wishes to be happy and not to suffer. If you cannot for whatever reason be of help to others, at least don’t harm them. “
What lies ahead, are opportunities waiting to be explored and discovered. We’re at a turning point. For many, it’s a yearning and calling, to move and take action… don’t wait, the time is ripe for change and transformation.
“We all receive God-given talents and it is our duty to develop them energetically to realize our full potential, otherwise it is as if we are turning our nose up at the gifts of life”. B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life, The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom
Wishing you much love and light on your path.