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Sunday, Feb 01, 2015 Param Yoga Reads: Marydale’s Thought for the Day, Vol. II

TFTD2 Front CoverThe theme of Marydale’s Thought for the Day, Volume II is love, so we choose it as our Read of the Month, because February is a month devoted to love. As anyone who has connected to the Source within can tell you, love is at the core of everyone and everything in the Universe. It is the essence of who we are. When Marydale sits, asks, and allows the Thought to flow through her, she feels this love and hopes that reading her inspired messages will assist others to tap into this love, as well.

There is a picture of a heart on the cover of Marydale’s Thought for the Day, Volume II, and photographs of hearts—taken by Marydale herself—can be found throughout the book. She wanted to remind readers that living your best life starts with living from the heart. During this month of love, make Marydale’s Thought for the Day, Volume II a Valentine to yourself. Hold the book against your heart, close your eyes, and when you are ready, ask Spirit to give you what you need on this day. Then open the book and read the first Thought you see. May love fill your life throughout the month of February and always.

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Sunday, Apr 01, 2012 Read of the Month: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Friday, Oct 21, 2011 October Read of the Month: Tao Te Ching

Even though October is winding down, there’s still time to indulge in our Read of the Month: Stephen Mitchell’s Tao Te Ching. This book has been a great influence and inspiration to Marydale over the years. She often refers to its teachings in yoga class and at The Gathering, and she wants to encourage our students and clients to experience its wisdom for themselves. This is the kind of book that offers new insights every time you read it. There are many different translations of the Tao Te Ching, but Stephen Mitchell’s version has particular resonance for Marydale. Here’s a description from the publisher:

Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching looks at the basic predicament of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the basic principle of the universe) and applies equally to good government and sexual love, to child rearing, business, and ecology.

The Tao Te Ching is the most widely translated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te Ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite retailer and join the discussion. Happy reading!