Recently, I was thinking about the need to try and appreciate others even when we don’t necessarily agree with or relate to them. It is easy to slip into viewing someone as opposing you, to unknowingly let them become an enemy of sorts in your mind, without ever meaning to do so. It’s very easy to see this among families or love relationships – for example, I know, deep down, that my husband and I desire the same thing between us, a strong, loving, fun marriage. And yet, if we happen to disagree on something, it’s easy to forget that and slip into “ugh, why are we so different?!” mode.
After yoga or meditation, it feels so lovely to share that “namaste” moment, where we acknowledge the divine within ourselves and others. Namaste means:
“The Divine light in me acknowledges the Divine light in you”, or
“I honor the spirit in you that is also in me.”
It’s really about acknowledging and expressing appreciation and love for that divine spark that we recognize is a part of us ALL.
So, I asked myself this weekend – why can I acknowledge something so profound with a yoga teacher I barely know, or someone in a group meditation, but don’t always recognize it with my own chosen life partner?! That seems so backward and odd, right?
So, this is a nod to the people I know and love, and especially to my husband – the one person who I need to know & remember is a divine part of this universal soul I revere.
Who could you express your own heart-felt namaste to?