Posted by: eveyoga | June 10, 2011

Yoga = Belonging

Yoga equals union. Everyone who knows a little about yoga knows that is how yoga is defined.

Is there any relationship between yoga (union) and one’s sense of belonging? I think so.

I had a big epiphany a few months ago and the spin-off from it was that I felt like I belonged with people.

This may sound funny but prior to the Epiphany, I always felt like I was trying to belong. I’d done it for so long that I’d accepted trying as normal. Uncomfortable, not quite fitting in, but familiar.

Yoga = Union says that we are all one ultimately which overrides any concerns one might have about being separate.

Here in Byron, it was very good indeed to come into teaching a brand new group of yoga trainees and feel like we were connected in Spirit.

Trying wastes so much energy and always ends up as just a faint echo of real belonging.

“The hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true.”

John O’Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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