We enjoyed an afternoon of giving and receiving recently at our Fall Karma Yoga day in early November. About 12 of our students and teachers gathered to do some deep cleaning of the Institute – getting into all those normally untouched corners and hidden spots. Then, Claudia taught a deeply restorative Yoga practice and we all melted into that still place beyond thinking.
We finished the afternoon with a wonderful meal prepared with love by Prajna and Russell, including a ginger cake with whipped topping. But what stayed with us longer than the meal was the delightful feeling we had giving ourselves fully into the present moment – doing our various tasks without depending on reward or recognition. I learned once again that no matter what I do, if I put my heart into it, it can be both fun and a source of joy.