How do we find contentment everyday?

Embrace every experience without resistance, just like the fool. It is in contentment in whatever situation and experience that arrives that we learn, and then find peace. 

illuminatizeitgeist:

"The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish."

— Terence McKenna

ashlenjay:

Rise up and overcome 🌟

magictransistor:

Lukhang Murals. A yogi practises tummo, the Tibetan form of Kundalini yoga, the yoga of inner heat.

As the Seventh Dalai Lama wrote: “Vital energies generated by inner or outer means are drawn into one’s central channel, causing the mystic fires to blaze…The letters AH and HAM flare, fall and vibrate, transporting one to the end of the primordial path of insight and Great Bliss. Lights from the mystic fire flash into one hundred directions, summoning the blessings of Buddhas as boundless as space.” 

the-art-of-yoga:

Anahata Activation

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Begin in a comfortable seated position in this case Padmasana (Lotus Pose) although Varjasana (Thunderbolt Pose) is a great option for beginners or those with difficultly sitting cross-legged.  

Take a few deep mindful breaths, breathing all they way down into your belly lengthening your spine fully expanding your lungs.  Gently float your ribcage up and away from your pelvis.  More seasoned Yogis and Yoginis can also add contracting Mula Bandha (Root Energy Lock) as well as Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Energy Lock) for even deeper results.  

On the next exhalation (Rechaka) bring your hands to Anahata Charkra (Heart Center) for Anjali Mudra (Prayer Pose)

  • On the inhalation (Puraka) sweep your hands apart blossoming your chest forward, letting your shoulders melt down your back.  Lift the chin up and away from the shoulders.  
  • On the exhalation sweep the hands forward until they are parallel reaching towards the front of your mat, curving the spine bringing your chin to your chest.
  • repeat.

This asana can be done at slowly with long breath cycles or at a faster pace. Allow your body to speak to you and you will find the rhythm of your flow.

Caution this may cause activation of the Anahata Chakra which can lead to universal love and compassion for all beings and nature.

ॐ☯The Art of Yoga☯ॐ

journeyers-scrapbook:

Gorgeous expression of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.

Many of you have been performing yoga practices, meditations, chanting, pranayama and various techniques in order to awaken. But I say to you that this will never cause you to awaken. It will bring you good feelings, it will bring you a semblance of peace, but you will never awaken through the practice of yoga unless the yoga leads to Self-Inquiry, or it leads to complete surrender of the ego. If you practice anything else it inflates the ego. —Robert Adams (via tobiji)

I constantly learn to let go and surrender the things that I cannot control and no longer serve me.

Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. —Warsan Shire (via creatingaquietmind)