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Jimmy Burgio  NYC Choreographer. Dancer. Yoga and meditation teacher.

http://jimmynataraj.com/

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Thanks for the reminder, @zacharykoval! Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ“ธ@dr_chase_

my
mother
was
my first country.
the first place i ever lived. โ€“lands
nayyirah waheed

Wholeheartedness. There are many tenets of Wholeheartedness, but at its very core is vulnerability and worthiness; facing uncertainty, exposure, and emotional risks, and knowing that I am enough.
โ€“from Daring Greatly

Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?
Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?
Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?
โ€“Lao-Tzu
๐ŸŽจ: @michaeljhildebrand

Durgama kaja jagata ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhare tete.
Even the most difficult of tasks become easy by your grace. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
A beautiful day spent in satsang with Paul Muller-Ortega and the sangha of Blue Throat Yoga.

Give up to Grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave
Till it gets to shore.
You need more help than you know. -Rumi ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒŠ
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Swami Satchidananda used to say that we appreciate the white chalk because there is a blackboard behind it.
Because we have suffered, we know joy. Because we have experienced loss, we are called to love fiercely.
Five years ago today I lost the person who knew my heart best. I got the call that my mother had died and instantly my whole life changed. I didnโ€™t know who I would be without her, and yet somehow this great sorrow planted seeds of compassion within me. It gave me understanding that no other experience could have.
A yogic text offers up a meditation technique to meditate on the space contained within a pot. To focus on it. And then to destroy the pot. Is the space still not there? Itโ€™s container has changed, but the space has remained the same. Unchanged.
A body died. The covering over a beautiful soul who taught me how to love, and make art, and be devoted. And now I must consider that soul without the confines of a body. Every day I try and engage with that quality of her. The stuff that made my Mom my Momโ€ฆ I connect with beauty and a love and light and music, because thatโ€™s how we live on long after we are gone. Heaven is in the way we are remembered.
When great Indian Saints die itโ€™s said they achieve โ€œMahasamadhiโ€. Maha means great, and samadhi is the highest level of absorption into bliss. Iโ€™ve started to think that there are no endings.
We are born of Love, grow from Love, live through Love, and ultimately in the end we are absorbed back into that Love. We move back into the greatest bliss there is. โ€œAll that lives, lives forever. Only the shell, the perishable, passes away. The soul is without end. Eternal. Deathless.โ€
-The Bhagavad Gita

๐Ÿ”‰๐Ÿ”ŠSOUND ON๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”‰This is Om Namah Shivaya in the Darbari Raga. This melody is meant to convey the majesty of the Om Namah Shivaya mantra and express deep longing for god. I couldn't figure out how to get a higher quality video up of this, but the mood of this mantra was so palpable last night I had to fight back tears a couple of times as we chanted. Thanks again to all who came to my birthday Kirtan and for @fivepillarsyoga for hosting.

Pause. Take a breath. Ask yourself, โ€œIn what ways am I suffering? What do I feel sorrowful about? What can I do to release this pain and learn from it?โ€
Do the work.
You won't be sorry. ๐Ÿ’–
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#tarot #tarotcards #selfie #gayselfie #selflove #selfcare #gaystagram #instagay #gayswithink #gayswithtattoos #gaybeard #gayscruff #gayboy #gayfit #gayman #meditation #meditate #cardoftheday

My birthday wish for you: "Awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to
follow its path.

Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.

May anxiety never linger about you.

May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of
soul.

Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek
no attention.

Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder." โ€” John Oโ€™Donohue

Photo magic by @inatticlight

If you were to see yourself through meditation you would find that you are worthy of great honor. If you were to see yourself as you really are, you would realize that you are neither man nor woman; you don't belong to any religion or race or caste or creed. You are really and truly the most fascinating, beautiful divine light. The highest truth exists within your own heart.
Portrait by @michaeljhildebrand ๐Ÿ’™
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