Earlier this month, I enrolled in a weekend workshop entitled, The 6 Pillars of Bhakti Yoga: A Training to Transform Your Practice, Teaching and Life with my teacher Raghunath at Palo Santo Wellness in Philadelphia. Whenever Raghunath comes to town, I am overjoyed with excitement! Raghunath tells the ancient stories of the Vedas in such a light-hearted, humorous way that is easy applicable to everyone this day in age.
I have heard this lecture time and time again and could not wait to listen once more. I need to be reminded of truth on a daily basis and practicing these pillars has been a vital part of my growth over the past couple of years. I first heard these pillars on teacher training with Raghunath in India. Instantly, I saw the profound effects these pillars had on me and the group when consistently reminded of and practiced daily.
If I could just master one of these pillars, my life would dramatically change. I have these etched in my brain and whenever a situation comes up where a pillar is needed; I simply repeat it like a mantra over and over.
This my yoga … the practice of the pillars: a practice of tolerance, forgiveness, gratitude and acceptance. A practice over many lifetimes.