"If we don't put time and effort into our destiny, it will remain our destiny and never become our life. God gave us feet but the will to walk is our own."

— Anthony Gary Lopedota

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• The responsibility of a yogi

There are no asanas that can counter the negative effect of ill will. There is no breath when coupled with mal-content that could fill us with healing prana. Headstand done with the mind wandering is of little benefit, and if the mind has wandered into envy or competition the brilliance of the pose will be not only wasted but will infect the body that inhabits those thoughts. We cannot find satisfaction in life by merely beautifying or strengthening the body. The body will reflect only the bidding of the thoughts that govern it.

• Yoga

There is one struggle, one challenge in life, and that is our relationship to the self. It is ours to wrestle with and/or surrender to.

This one struggle, which is most important in its effect on the whole is with the mental, emotional apparatus. By refining the relationship with self, with God, this apparatus reflects pure consciousness, and one creates fewer and fewer selfish, egocentric thoughts and emotions. Then one’s view is pristine, surveying the mountainous perfection, unobscured by judgment and projection; a Divine manifestation of individualized spirit magnified by the recognition of truth.