Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Do No Harm

I taught a women's class on ahimsa today. no harm.  We all think do no harm, means to animals ( eat no meat) to physically hurt someone, to kill.  Do no harm has much broader meaning.
Think about all the times you called yourself stupid or dumb or ugly or fat or old or skinny, it's an endless list.   The times you did not feel worthy, the times you felt invisible, the times you never felt good enough.

Our thoughts can destroy us.  They can stop us from having the life we were born to live.  They can stand in the way of happiness and peace.  Often they are the words we have heard others say about us, but many times that voice in our head becomes a loop that we replay daily.

Today I sat with a group of women in a yoga class and hopefully convinced them to "do no harm."
I hope I encouraged them to see themselves in a different light.  To like themselves and understand their value as a human.  Most importantly to know that they are worthy of love, joy and peace.

The class ended with laughter, smiles, tears and hugs.  I needed it as much as they did.
Tomorrow may we all remember, we are all worthy of love, joy and peace.  Tomorrow may we all remember, "do no harm."


  1. I agree wholeheartedly with your statement. We are worthy because we are created in the image and likeness of God. We are all unique and marvelously made and we all have special gifts.

    Hugs, Julia

  2. Do no harm comes right after be kind. Actually I guess they are the same aren't they?

  3. This lesson was very healing for everyone there. I wasn't there and your words reached me.