Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. I would be remiss if I didn’t share some thoughts on him. He spoke about community, connecting, and peace. That is three things we speak to in yoga as well.
I’d like to share Metta with you first. Metta means loving kindness and I think we can all agree that the world needs more of that.
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quote encourages me to look at where I can make a difference in the world. We all can do something even if we begin small. Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Peace is every step” Meaning at each moment we have a choice on how we react and what energy we put out into the world.
You have most likely wondered at some point in your life about what the meaning of life is or why are you here. I think that Viktor E. Frankl speaks to this question well. He said, “As each situation in life represents a challenge to man and presents a problem for him to solve, the question of the meaning of life may actually be reversed. Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” He speaks to the fact that each of us have our own vocation or specific mission in life to carry out.
My hope is that by sharing this information you are inspired and hopeful for life. Stay well my friend.