Kudos to Debbie for an amazing first day of yoga class! I had been contemplating and trying to carve out time and I am so glad that I finally did. Just learning to breathe right and clearing my mind of all of the garbage that comes through it was awesome.
It is of utter importance that we don't allow our minds to dictate our lives. I have been very guilty of this very thing and it is not a good place to be; in fact, it's he'll on Earth. Throughout the Bible, God warns us:
HEB 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
HEB 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
HEB 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
PHI 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
PHI 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
PHI 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
PHI 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: PHI 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: PHI 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
TIT 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded .
TIT 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave , temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
CO1 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
ROM 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
And the list goes on. It is imperative that we do not become prisoner's of our minds. As I heard it put once, "Where the mind goes, the man follows." we will follow our twisted thinking all the way to the pit of destruction.
As we practiced on our breathing during yoga, one of the phrases she asked us to use was,"Be still and know that I am God." What wonderful words of reassurance! Be still and know that I am God! No matter what walk of life you are in, whether you are a garbage man or a CEO, happy or sad, lost or found, practicing yoga or sitting in front of the tv eating Ben & Jerry's, at the end of the day, we have to recognize our Prince of Peace. Our Lord of Lords. The one who is in ultimate control. The Alpha and Omega. He is the Great I Am!
Peace and Love