Vows

Screen Shot 2012-11-26 at 6.57.16 AMI woke up this morning contemplating vows. A vow is a promise we make to do something for a specific period of time. It is not one of those New Year’s resolution type things, where we promise to start exercising or eating healthy. Taking a vow is something that helps us build our confidence in our ability to follow-through on what we say we will do and over time, this creates a habit this has a great impact on our life. We can take a vow for an hour, a day, a week, a month, a lifetime…But it is best to start small and build up. And, when we start small we build on our successes along the way, which makes us feel more confident and able to take a greater vow. When I first met my teacher, I was very tired of suffering, having gone through my share of dis-ease of all kinds. He asked if I would be willing to try a short meditation practice for 28 days? I was. I did my practice diligently for those 28 days and it created a momentum that was very easy to continue. It had become a habit after those 28 days for me. For you, it may mean committing to a vow to meditate for 5 minutes every day for a week, or a month. But, you can take vows of all kinds. To not speak for an hour, or a day, and watch what happens for you. Not to eat meat one day every week for a month or a year…whatever you feel will move you in a positive direction and help you build up a ‘better’ habit. And, if you fall short…don’t tell yourself you are worthless and stop there. Realize you are human and go back at it again…and again.

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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