A Poetic Expression of Yoga in Action

Making the Ask by Rosemary Trommer

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
—The Wizard of Oz

Give me a heart that breaks,
a heart that longs to open
wider and wider, always revealing

more space. Give me hands
that long to serve. Make them strong
enough to build what must be built.

Make them fall in love with letting go.
Make them unable to hurt. Give me a mind
that leans toward generosity. A tongue

that speaks in only we. Feet that run
toward those in need. Eyes
that see beneath the masks. Ears

that hear the silence
that is the staff for every sound. A nose
that follows the fragrance of truth.

Blood the same red as everyone else’s.
And give me a heart that breaks again
and again, the way ocean waves

break, unpredictable, an endless
breaking, an endless release,
in which nothing is ever really lost.

2018-02-22T16:47:13+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Bringing Yoga to Life

While most of us are not in a position to fight terrorism or negotiate peace in the world, we are all responsible for our own little corner of this planet and the significance of what we can do every day to give birth to peace is a point that has been hammered home in a very violent way.  Peace in the world is dependent upon nothing more than our own combined ability to know peace in ourselves and express it in how we live.

2018-02-19T16:47:23+00:00 February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Follow Your Bliss

The divine manifestation is ubiquitous,
Only our eyes are not open to it.
Awe is what moves us forward.

Live from your own center.
The divine lives within you.
The separateness apparent in the world is secondary.
Beyond the world of opposites is an unseen,
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.

Today the planet is the only proper “in group.”
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.

You must return with the bliss and integrate it.
The return is seeing the radiance is everywhere.
The world is a match for us.
We are a match for the world.
The spirit is the bouquet of nature.

Sanctify the place you are in.
Follow your bliss. . . .

-Joseph Campbell

2018-02-16T15:06:27+00:00 February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Conscious Choice

Everyday choices, as well as our long term goals, take on new relevance when we realize that each action and every focused thought is a tangible contribution to the collective consciousness of our planet.  Our science-oriented culture does not appreciate the power of the subtle energies we generate in our hearts and minds.  Yet how many times has a gesture of generosity had a ripple effect that touched many hearts?  How many prayers for healing have brought soothing relief to someone who is suffering?

2018-02-09T17:38:50+00:00 February 9th, 2018|0 Comments