in pursuit of truth: 5 yoga tips for tapping into your heart centre, for ElephantJournal.com
July 6, 2010
Is it okay to just be okay? Is it enough to just feel sorta happy? Maybe mostly content? As readers of my blog know, lately I’ve been considering the concept of Truth—or, Satya, as it’s known in Sanskrit. Truth is one of my words for 2010, along with Let and Love (inspired by White Hot Truth maven Danielle Laporte’s practice of tuning into three guiding terms for the year).
Satya refers to actions or words or intentions that help guide us to the Ultimate Truth—what I call the Greater, Good and Wonder-full. And when we connect to the Greater, Good, and Wonder-full, well…great, good and wonderful things happen.
TRUTH IN ACTION Here’s why this has become important to me to share: There is too much pressure in our society to squash our truths, to accept not just mediocrity, but blatant negativity. We are continually told that “it’s okay” to spend the most awake hours of our daily lives in a job we don’t like, or even loathe; that it’s okay to be in a relationship that doesn’t nourish us; that it’s okay to spend time on a regular basis with people who take and don’t give; that it’s okay to be stressed because it’s normal. The list goes on.