12 February 2008

Peace, Love & Yoga Graduation!

In just 4 days I will be receiving my yoga certification. 6 months of hard work over in the blink of an eye. There will be a ceremony, pictures will be taken, I have to wear my yoga uniform...its just like college graduation except cooler. The most exciting part is that I'll be getting a Sanskrit name. A new name. Wow. I don't know what it is yet, but I know that it will symbolize a new me. The person that Yoga and its philosophy has transformed me into. No matter what, I will cherish that name forever. I will keep it and hold it close in my heart....

Speaking of the heart, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner...it is always around this time of year when I begin to feel an overwhelming sense of love for the people around me. My law school classmates, my fellow yoginis & soon-to-be collegues, my yoga teachers, my professors. It's not the kind of love you naturally feel on a daily basis, but it's the kind of love that just makes you want to approach a person and give them a 10 minute hug for no reason at all, and if you don't you feel like you are going to burst. Each day I am extremely grateful to that Divine force for having brought me to Jacksonville so that I could meet these wonderful individuals. So many blessings, so much love, so many thanks....

Om Namaha Shivaya

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for adding me on your page. I love the blog! You can give me a 10 minute hug anytime! :) I also love those glasses, where'd you get 'em? FABULOUS dahling!!!
    xoxo,
    K

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  2. Thanks for the invite. When we open our hearts to the heavenly messages that surround us we realize our primary purpose in life is to heal ourselves and to heal others. By honoring our intuition we become aware of God speaking through us. This sense of iner wisdom is a trustworthy guide that leads us to relationships that love and support us. I am lucky to have you and all the yogies in the Teacher Training in my life. I do not believe it is an accident. Happy Valentines day.
    Love to you,
    Finelli

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