Compassion has been my theme in my yoga classes for several weeks, maybe even months now.  On a day-to-day basis there is so much hate and intolerance that I like to remind myself as well as my fellow yogis that showing compassion for ourselves leads to compassion for others.  It starts within.












The sadness I have caused any face

by letting a stray word

strike it,


any pain

I have caused you,

what can I do to make us even?

Demand a hundred fold of me – I’ll pay it.


During the day I hold my feet accountable

to watch out for wondrous insects and their friends.


Why would I want to bring horror

into their extraordinary



Magnetic fields draw us to Light; they move our limbs and thoughts.

But it is still dark; if our hearts do not hold a lantern,

we will stumble over each other,


huddled beneath the sky

as we are.


~ Rumi ~

(Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)

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