One of the most beautiful parts of yoga to me is the connection between "divinity" and the scientific reality phrased so nicely by Neil Degrasse Tyson that "we are all stardust." What that connection means to me is that we are all divine because we are the universe and the universe is divine. Another great aspect of yoga is that it truly is a quest belonging only to the individual on their own path. "Yoga is not a belief system," says Dr. Rishi Vivekananda in Practical Yoga Psychology. The ancient teachings can provide a framework but the "work" is a study of the self and bringing oneself to harmony that no one can do for anyone else. The "work" is being open to the reality that you are, and have always been, the universe; you are, and have always been, divine.
Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated activist, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 and 2020 by posting an original poem daily to this blog. She writes here occasionally to drop nuggets of wisdom she picks up along her way. You can read her poems and posts by clicking and exploring below!