Friday, August 9, 2013

Rosy Over Here

I don't want you guys to think that it's always all rosy over here. In fact, just last night, I said something like "I am so so mad," and "She's my arch-nemesis," about two different topics within the space of an hour. Lots of times though, I can't help myself and I love the waiter, the guy panhandling or everyone who's in my yoga class a whole lot.

Although I know lots of Sanskrit chants from years of studying yoga, there's only one I ever want to chant anymore. It goes, "lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu," and it essentially means "may all being everywhere be happy and free."

Sometimes I have felt silly for loving strangers and other times I've thought "I should lead my students in a different chant." The other night, I felt better about these ways that I am after watching a documentary called I Am. I don't want to go into what I Am is about as much as I want you, dear reader, to watch it. If you like tipsandtricks, but think I'm far out for trying to practice things like positivity and forgiveness, this movie will help you to understand the science of why. And even if you don't like tipsandtricks or think being positive is boring, I suggest you watch the film anyway; Desmond Tutu is in it, and he's super charismatic and fun to watch, sometimes even a little rosy.

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