"To be spiritual is to give and give, never to expect back, as clouds give rain and never come down to take the water back. Your life exists on that giving. Learn to be spiritual; learn from the clouds that give you the light and the spirit of giving through their own drops of water. "
- Yogi Bhajan
This quote arrived in my inbox this week. How often do we give freely with no agenda or expectation for reciprocity? In this time of fresh starts, festivities and gatherings I invite you to be fully present in all your interactions by thinking of others first. As Mahatma Ghandi said ' Be the change you wish to be', for by doing as you sow, so shall you reap.
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We have a number of gong meditations this month as well as three workshops with Mehtab Benton , Gong Master, author, and Kundalini Yoga teacher from Austin, Texas offering workshops in basic techniques, playing for others and therapeutic gong. No experience is necessary as he will start from the beginning few strokes. All gongs for the workshop are provided. Bring a friend and enjoy a discount. Please refer to the website for details. Once you learn you will be able to play with the other gongsters to support me in large events as well as playing in the all night gong pujas. Remember to save the dates of Feb 10 and March 17 for upcoming One Love concerts, the latter featuring my teacher, Don Conreaux and our unique interpretation of spiritual free jazz to uplift and transform through sound.