Ahimas is Non-violence. To oneself and others. I can be kind and considerate to others but to myself I seem to hang on to the critical parent inside myself. It feels like a pair of old shoes I have outgrown. Over the past two days I have been making a conscious effort to look at what is good and healthy about my body.
I really had no idea how that would affect me. Tonight I was listening to a wonderful speaker telling his story about his journey from the depths of his fight with the disease of alcoholism and although I had heard him speak last year, it felt completely different. I could not hold back the tears nor did I even try. I could feel his pain and feel his Higher Power's love. This love is so powerful. I experience it daily. I believe it is the will of my HP that I am finding Ahimsa. My HP loves me unconditionally, body flaws and all! I am learning to accept this love, give it to myself and in turn to others.
What a beautiful gift we have in yoga. A spiritual highway to bliss.
In light and much love,