Ahimsa & Aparigraha

Non Violence and Non Hoarding

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Ahimsa and Aparigraha

These two yamas have been driving me as of late. I have been working to shift my mindset in these two because I feel I struggle the most with holding onto thoughts, which ultimately lead to self- harm. This past Wednesday night I went to a lecture on the yamas and niyamas and have been inspired to target specific areas so that I can grow and move closet to bliss (isn’t that the dream?).

While driving to work this morning I heard this amazing story of using yoga in Kenya to bring peace to those who have encountered violence through social struggles. Check out this amazing story: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/12/177004536/yoga-project-changes-lives-in-nairobis-slums

Happy Friday!

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The Square

I of course can not mention LOVE without talking about the love of my life, Stephen. I was asked to guest blog on A Breakfast Serial for Valentines Day so I am going to actually reference that post as my tribute to Stephen. I could list every reason why I love Stephen here but I am not going to. I will say though that I am always referenced as the activist in our relationship but I LOVE that Stephen is actually  a quiet rebel. Not many people know this about him, but I do and I love it.

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We normally don’t do much for Vday but this year we actually went on a date. We didn’t wait  for Valentines Day to celebrate because there was a magnificent opportunity to celebrate our love and we had to take it! The historic Music Box theater teamed up with Sound Opinions from NPR to show The Graduate. The Graduate is one of my all time favorite films so we just jumped on the opportunity to view the film in theaters. The Graduate is my love for many reasons. I identify with the lost identity of Ben. I think Elaine is beautiful and want all of her clothes. I love the historical transition the film represents. I could not love Simon and Garfunkel any more than I do. All around perfect film.

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the uncertainty and trust is perfect.

We paired our film with sushi, another love in our lives. Perfect date. Perfect husband.

Perfect Date.

Perfect Date.

6.5 years down, a bagillion more to go.

6.5 years down, a bagillion more to go.