Happy Healthy and Fit

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kids These Days~ So Inspiring!

Recently, I had a young woman take my yoga class.  After class, she quietly asked me if I was from Arizona. She must have heard me mention I brought the lizard pose from the desert.  It turns out that she is from Arizona and is visiting Florida this summer to take the Yoga Teacher Training program being offered at White Orchid.

She said she was from Tucson, so I assumed she must attend University of Arizona.  No, she softly told me that she has one more year of high school left.  Wow.  My mind was already going a million different directions seeking to understand what this young woman was doing here.  She went on to explain that she didn't want to have to work in a restaurant when she got to college.  I wasn't sure if she didn't think she would have the time or if she didn't see that kind of service work as adequate.  Neither.

"I just have a real problem with serving food to other people that I wouldn't eat myself," she said with complete sincerity.

I was totally inspired.  I am fairly certain that I saw the gates of Heaven open in her true belief of 'love thy neighbor as thyself.'

After spending the better part of this year learning about things like raw food, organic food and sprouting, I knew this young woman was wise beyond her years.  She wanted to feed herself by feeding her soul.

Remember it only takes one person to make a difference in this world.  That person is you.  You don't need to seek fame and fortune to make a difference.  Simply by raising your vibrations and levels of consciousness, you are elevating the vibration of the planet.  Jesus and Buddha did not set out to become household names.  They simply knew the Truth and shared it with others.

 Your reason for wanting to practice yoga or desiring to teach it does not matter.  When you purify your body of toxins, you are purifying your mind as well.  With a pure mind and elevated state of consciousness, you can see that we are all one.  You can see that it does matter if you are serving and feeding someone toxic food, because their illness will have an adverse effect on the entire planet.  What is the true cost of cancer?  Not just on a financial level, but on an emotional level and spiritual level of all those affected directly and indirectly.  You are what you eat in body and mind.

I couldn't resist sharing this inspiring story of true selfless spirit.  Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. Until then, tap into your own power to change the world for good.  As Gandhi said~ be the change you wish to see in the world.

Being Happy Healthy and Fit means recognizing your own divine spirit and honoring that in others.

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