4/16/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“The idea of forgiving is a daily possibility, and, if it is sincerely done, it will lift man to higher and higher levels of being. He will experience a daily Easter, and Easter is the idea of rising transformed.”

~ Neville Goddard, Awakened Imagination & The Search

All it takes is forgiveness, my friend. With honest, genuine, sincere forgiveness you, too, can rise transformed.

4/15/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“My most favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

~ Steve Jobs

What are your most favorite things in life, my friend? Do you let yourself simply appreciate that you get to enjoy them?

And how do you spend your time? Do you treat it as a precious resource? Is it spent doing things you love? In places and with people you love?

What can you do today, my friend, to maximize the benefits of your time, your most precious resource?

4/14/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“How can a doctor help us unless we show him our wounds? Our fearful places have to be revealed before they can be healed.”

~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

If you’re like the rest of us, when it comes to Bikram Yoga you love it and hate it. Sometimes it’s scary. Sometimes it’s frustrating. Sometimes it’s challenging. Sometimes it’s fun. Sometimes it’s exhilarating. But always, my friend, it’s revealing — to those who are looking, that is.

What can you learn about yourself in class today? What in you needs to be revealed so it can be healed?

Bring it on, my friend. Bikram Yoga is about transformation. It’s about learning to love yourself… learning to love life.

4/13/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“See and observe without judgment. This silent act requires no action at all — simply seeing and holding space for what you see without attitude about it — but it has a seemingly miraculous impact on those around you. It holds space for others to come into conscious awareness of that which they weren’t aware of before.”

~ David Pond, The Pursuit of Happiness

Now I trust you’ve heard and understand the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” But, you know, it’s the judgment behind our words that creates the trouble. Resistance, separation, suffering all stem from negative judgment, and you and everyone else will feel that judgment whether you voice it or not.

Take a deep breath, my friend. Release the judgment and you’ll create the space for change, without the stress.

4/12/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“We are all the One Spirit. When you realize the true meaning of religion is to know God, you will realize that He is your Self, and that He exists equally and impartially in all beings.”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda, founder, Self-Realization Fellowship

“Equally and impartially”, my friend, those are the keys words when it comes to God. There’s no secret language, special rituals, or guides necessary to have your own first hand experience of God. All it takes is your willingness to release negative judgments and open your heart.

Move from your head to your heart, my friend, from thinking to feeling, and you become one with All That Is.

4/11/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.”

~ Steve Goodier

Sometimes the biggest gift you can give is simply the willingness to connect — a smile, eye contact, just listening and being present with another.

You may never know what a difference something simple like this can make for someone. And there’s nothing positive to be gained by holding it back.

When you give on this level, my friend, you receive at the same time.

4/10/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“It’s cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, and the waste of spirit.”

~ Hannah More

It’s normal to feel anger at times, my friend, just don’t get stuck in it! Anger, hatred, resentment are all negative polarities of love and appreciation — the vibrations of Spirit. We are always at our best when aligned with Spirit. We feel our best, we look our best, our bodies return to their natural state of health and well-being, and all our interactions with others go best when we’re aligned with Spirit.

Now, it’s not like your Spirit could ever be wasted, but every moment you are out of alignment with who you are as Spirit you suffer. Is that what you want? Don’t you want to feel good?

Forgive, my friend. Think of it as a gift to yourself. It brings you back into alignment with the best of you and the best of life.

4/9/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”
Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The seed of the lotus is found deep in the mud and the muck at the bottom of the pond. Its bud must first rise through the purifying water before it opens to the sun and shares its beauty with the world.

The Bikram dialogue speaks of opening your chest “like a flower petal blooming.” You’d never guess it, but it’s getting you to open your heart and unleash your soul.

Be like the lotus, my friend. Let the yoga be your guide.

4/8/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”

~ Florence Nightingale

Where would the impetus to grow and change come from if not from your discontent? Think of it as a nudge from your Higher Self.

You see, my friend, everything serves a purpose.

4/7/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

“A miracle is nothing more than allowing an old grievance to become a current compassion.”

~ Dr. Lee Jampolsky

You know, my friend, the miracles, the blessings, they are all around us just waiting to happen — waiting for us to let them happen. And all it takes is a shift in our energy, a shift in perspective perhaps, from one of anger or resentment to one of acceptance and forgiveness.

Remember, everything is just a matter of perspective and there are always multiple perspectives you can view from. Think about it. Doesn’t it make you wonder how many ways you cause yourself to suffer unnecessarily?

Why not just let the grievances go? Give it a try, my friend. Drop the negative judgment and see if you don’t open yourself to more blessings.

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