I found this at www.chopra.com, beautifully written by Michelle Fondin:
"While meditation does connect you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to ground you. You may not always be able to trust that the world will give you what you need to survive, but connection to your higher self and trust in a power higher than yourself will give you what you need to feel safe.
It does not matter if you call that higher power Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. Connection to universal energy will bring you a sense of peace and stability. The animals in the forest have no idea if and when they will find food each day, yet somehow they trust in nature to provide for them."
I've also been digging on Michael Stone's offerings, and found this podcast particularly inspiring, gentle and helpful. I think you too will love it. If you have an hour to listen, awesome. If you just get through the first minute, I think you'll be better for it:)
(A donation has been made on behalf of our kula, so listen and enjoy! Feel free to donate more and share. He's great.)
The title of the one Im inviting you to listen to as we consider Mula/Root is "Training Your Heart, Trusting Yourself, Getting Out of Your Own Way"
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Each month in classes and workshops here at The Breathing Room, we pull in a thread of ancient yoga philosophy to offer up for exploration and discussion. The writings you see here are inspired by the in class discussions.