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The Purpose of Yoga - Creating the World From Within

Paul M. Jerard Jr.
Aug 18, 2007
How could Yoga help you create the world from within? Here is a riddle: What is the number one objective of all men and women? Once you find it, possession of it will be difficult. Your Yoga practice will help you find and retain it.

Here is a hint: People will give anything and everything to possess it, but it is illusive, a rare find, and not easy to hold onto. In a "nutshell," it is "happiness." As a matter of fact, happiness is the number one objective of humankind, but how can Yoga help you find it, and why is happiness so illusive?

Many people are looking for happiness, but they get distracted by the many faces of happiness. Is happiness a million dollars?

No, happiness is more about what you could do with a million dollars and it does not depend on money. However, if you had a million dollars, you could teach the poor to feed themselves; you could help the illiterate learn to read; or you could help people in a multitude of ways.

Notice the keywords, "you could help." Instant millionaires need to learn how they can help. There are some lottery winners who become instant millionaires and many of them end up "broke," within a short span of time. Many times the saying, "Easy come, easy go" applies to life.

People who instantly obtain wealth and power, without any effort, do not see a value in it, because they did not have to work hard for it. They take it for granted.

Instant friends, and long lost relatives, will soon follow instant wealth. The problem with wealth and power is determining who your real friends actually are. Some lottery winners have given luxury cars away to all of their family members and their friends. That's generous and giving behavior, but is it wise?

Which is a better gift, a brand new Mercedes or a college education? You can help people, the most, by giving them the tools to help themselves. To be self-sufficient and worthy is wealth within itself. Although, most people do not value intangibles, it does not make them worthless.

How many people value good health, real friends, a healthy daughter or son, being pain free, or a happy marriage? Be careful what you take for granted. What is your life worth? Can you place a dollar value on it?

Yoga teaches us to live within this moment, not to take anything for granted, and to enjoy each priceless breath of life right now. Keep in mind that Yoga is also an intangible creation. You can take Yoga with you, wherever you go, but do not take Yoga for granted.

Copyright 2007 - Paul Jerard / Aura Publications
About the Author
Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is a co-owner and the director of Yoga teacher training at: Aura Wellness Center in, Attleboro, MA. He is an author of many books on the subject of Yoga and has been a certified Master Yoga teacher since 1995.

http://www.yoga-teacher-training.org
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