What does it take to forgive?

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Daily Question: What does it take to forgive?  

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatma Gandhi, ‘All Men are Brothers:  Autobiographical Reflections’


What does it take to forgive?

…I’ll forgive myself today.

Before Class…

I didn’t start the cleanse yesterday and I’m not gonna start it today, or tomorrow.

I’ll eat clean, but that’s it; i.e. no wheat, processed sugar, or flour…I’ll eat mostly vegetables, smathered with the occasional oil, which in my opinion far outweighs the goals of a Kickstarter Campaign, as it’s for life.

Maybe I’ll cheat during the holidaze, but that’s it.

I mean I did a 10(+) day cleanse, already.

It’s enough.

So…what does it takes for me to ‘forgive’…?

I think it takes an openness and a willingness, in moments of confrontation, to let go of all expectations and surrender…  

I also expect myself, in those situations, to behave ~ at a certain “higher” level and be authentic, which often means I have to distance myself.

In other words, I’ve forgiven, but I haven’t forgotten.

I ain’t Gandhi.

The hardest thing, I think for me is to have compassion for someone…maybe, the first thing that needs to happen is an understanding and perhaps  an”assessment” of the person; i.e. “He is damaged. He is confused. He is unhealthy. He is unwell.”

After Class…

I think there’s still residual anger and resentment even after I’ve told myself “I forgive…”

Maybe, in time, the residual anger and resentment will dissipate, as long as I keep reminding myself that “I forgive.”

Today’s Class
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Play… The Happy & Successful Game!


If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success! If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

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Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the intention this week! The purpose of focusing on an intention, or question is to practice it, so it can be called upon always and forever.

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value. Also, while examining the intention and answering the question, make sure you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes 🙂

The Yoga Book

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down. Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book.” 

– Creator of The Yoga Book



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