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Monday, Aug 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – August 2016



We find ourselves, like it or not, in an extremely volatile time in history. The world often seems upside down and backwards as it spirals into the unforeseen future with all of us feeling the fray. With tremendous accessibility to technology today it is literally possible to find the exact answer you want to hear about any subject with the truth being skewed to suit your desired outcome. For instance, Google the question, “Is the moon hollow?” and see what you come up with. There are endless answers and data both confirming and denying the moon’s core. Ultimately, today’s endless flow of information often leaves us in confusion and unable to discern the truth, because in many cases it has been desperately dismantled to fit the desired outcome of those who wield it to get what they want at the expense of others.

Stop the madness, fellow yogis! Yoga teaches us that we must be established in truthfulness (YS: 2.36). It is our yogic responsibility to have integrity through right thoughts and actions. The Buddha is credited as saying, “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who said it, even if I said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

Slogging our way through the murk and mire takes a personal commitment to understand who we are, where we are going, and how to do all that we can to stay the course, no matter what. As Yogis, we are flexible, patient, kind and supportive as we gently let those who have different ideals, values or understanding happily go their way, while we, breath by breath, stay within our own true nature with the resolve of moving ever forward into personal liberation.

It always comes back to us, each of us, to take responsibility for who we are, how we live, and how our thoughts and actions impact not only our own life and the lives of others, but the greater whole.

The key, then, is to be persistent and consistent with your daily meditation practice. Each and every day, no matter what, dedicate quality time to go within where the treasure trove of your personal truth resides, ever desirous of your presence to bring you clarity, calm and detachment. Go within and ask, listen, trust, and lean into your relationship to the Divine that will always buoy you against the waves of this uncertain and often camouflaged reality. May the blessings of God and Gurus be ever with you.

All Love, all the time,

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“Be a yogi. A yogi is intelligent and skillful. Use your every sense organ carefully. Especially while speaking, be extremely vigilant. Think before you speak. Let every word be properly filtered so that untruthful, arrogant, and hurtful words are avoided. Truthfulness is a virtue, and words have tremendous power. Be extremely careful when you speak.” – Paramahamsa Prajnanananda