"The yogi believes that every creature has as much right to live as he. He believes he is born to help others and he looks upon creation with the eyes of love. He knows that his life is linked inextricably with that of others and he rejoices if he can help them to be happy. He puts the happiness of others before his own and becomes a source of joy to all who meet him." - Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
All persons linked together. Linked to those we walk by in the grocery store. Linked to those we drive past. Linked to those we work with and for. Linked with those who gave birth to us and we gave birth to. Linked to those we see in class. Linked to those we eat near in a restaurant. Linked to those we think we don't like or have nothing in common with. All persons linked together.
Eyes of love. Not judgement. Not criticism. Not expectations. Not reciprocation. Not anger or bitterness. Eyes of love.
Joy in help. Happiness in help. Joy to happiness, full circle. Finding joy in helping those we are linked to, that we see with eyes of love, to be happy.
Be a source. A source of joy. Be the supportive link to the other links in the chain of creation. What are your gifts? What can you share? What help can you give within joy to bring others to reach happiness?
Not the size of the deed but the source behind the deed. The source of love, joy and happiness. Fulfilling creation, nurturing all of creation to be love and come from a place of joy.
Pass your joy along. Then see it come back!
Written by Brooke Halperin
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