Living By Grace
How gentle are we with ourselves? Do you often find yourself giving kindness, gentleness and grace to those around you only to drain yourself? My friends this is because you must, “Keep Up to Be Kept Up!” Yogi Bhajan said this meaning.... you must have your own daily spiritual practice. Give yourself self-love, grace, forgiveness and the light. Once you have the light.... You are looking inward instead outward for grace, acceptance, beauty, health, love etc. —— this is the key to inner peace. Notice I didn’t say happiness because happiness is a rather overused word. There will be times of trial along everyone’s path. The most important thing to do is to learn how to breathe through it. We try to dodge the hail storm from hitting us. If we learn how to dance in the rain.... the rain will no longer feel like hail. Find grace for yourself, be gentle and breathe through each day. Find souls in this world that compliment you in grace and find a way through to give grace to those souls that suck you dry. 💜💫🙏
This is an excerpt from a lecture Yogi Bhajan gave, “When a young woman tells me she has a boyfriend, you will find me going silent. All that energy which that man is going to suck out of her, is for her career, for her growth, for her charm, for her power, for her being herself. She can develop all that energy first and become she, and then marry or not marry.
Do whatever you want to do, but just understand what cost you are going to pay for it. It's painful when you do these things for your emotional satisfaction. For twenty minutes, you suffer for twenty years of your life. It means you subject your growth and your tomorrow and yourself.
Be gracious. A comprehensive woman has to be comprehensively aware of herself. You are not on sale, you are not shoes, you are not a boutique shop, you are not utensils, you are not the May Company—seventy percent off, twenty percent off, fifty percent off. Comprehensively know yourself. Effectively be yourself. You have to satisfy that you are yourself.
Look at the man and his roots. Ask these questions: “Does he have the nervous system, mental system, physical system to afford me in preference to the entire world around?” Number two: “Does he understand mental loyalty?” Never trust in physical loyalty—physical loyalty is a nuisance, a drama, a dodge. Mental loyalty is real loyalty. When a man has mental loyalty to you, he will not hide anything and he will not question you. He will intuitively know where you are at and you will know intuitively where he is at. Number three: “Is he bright, brilliant and brave?”
When I came to the United States my idea was not to teach Kundalini Yoga to have students. My idea was to create teachers. And by teacher I mean one who can teach oneself, be in perfect control of oneself. I didn't give you anything but a face and a grace—identity and divinity. I had a lot of opposition. But one thing I knew: these people need self and self-strength, and happiness is their birthright. That's why I teach openly, so people can practice and grow. Is it wrong to be wise? Is it wrong to be powerful? Is it wrong to be perfect? Is it wrong to be comprehensive? Is it wrong to be effective? Is it wrong to be graceful? Is it wrong to be forgiving? Is it wrong to be a leader?
Live like a God and give like an angel and be a bright, beautiful, bountiful human and never come lower than this. That's what you can do for me. I want to hear how great you are.”© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan - 3HOfoundation
My prayer for you today is that you will find a way through the hard struggles in life instead of around them. Find a way through grace, gentleness and kindness to face each day. Laugh at yourself, let yourself make mistakes, have fun with life and above all LOVE YOURSELF. Inward is where the true work ultimately impacting the entire world begins. Grace: look up, look in, look forward, look around and look back.
Sat Nam 💙💜💫🙏