Peace, Poise, Power

Peace, Poise, Power

What does that mean? Peace, internal peace, no conflict, discomfort or dis-ease, translates to a balanced, grounded and centered approach to life and its circumstances.  Poise is the result. When we are poised, we own our power, and cannot be shaken.

We are each born with unique gifts and a unique path. As we uncover and discover these gifts, a fascinating, lifelong process, we get to share them with the world. This is Dharma. A wise soul has said, “Dharma is a gift from God inscribed upon the heart.” Our practice is our inhalation, our dharma is our exhalation. In the world of yoga, inhalations are very brahmana, which means very active, empowering us to move forward and take charge with intention. Exhalations are the surrender, the letting go, release. In this context, we exhale and release our gifts into the world.

Free Online Dictionary says this about power (it’s the first of 5 or 6 definitions): The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively.

I can’t think of anything more satisfying than effectively, powerfully, linking my intentions to God as I inhale, empowering that intention to move forward, and then releasing the gift as I exhale, surrendering to God’s love and support, knowing that no matter what, I am that divine expression of the Universal One. Our lives are living prayers.

As I continue my studies for my 500-hour yoga teacher certification, I am constantly reminded of the gifts we all bring to the table to share. For this, I am grateful.

Ernest Holmes, one of the founders of the New Thought Movement, defines gratitude in the glssary of the book, Science Of Mind:

“It has been said that ‘the prayer of thanksgiving is the prayer of appropriation.’ This was the manner in which Jesus prayed when he raised Lazarus from the tomb: ‘Father I thank thee…’ Recognition, unification, and realization are the three steps in prayer or treatment. When we speak the words of thanksgiving to the God within, knowing ‘before they ask will I answer,’ there is something in this attitude of thanksgiving that carries us beyond the field of doubt into one of perfect faith and acceptance, receptivity… realization. Appreciation, gratitude and thanksgiving – the motive power which attracts and magnifies the hidden potentialities of life.”

Category : Blog &Yoga Posted on June 4, 2012

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