As always my beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittra shares words of wisdom to help guide us as we enter a new year. Whatever your resolution(s) for 2015, consider two key pillars to helping you stay on track: simplicity and consistency .
Don’t overwhelm yourself with multiple new year’s resolutions. Pick one or two vs. five, six or seven. Make a small commitment and stick to it. Be consistent in your effort and always strive to do your best in every situation. Read on…
New Year’s Message from Sri Dharma Mittra 2015
If you are planning to start something in the first days of the New Year, don’t commit to too much all at once. Commit to very little, but you have to have the will to keep that promise. Let’s say you are resolving to practice meditation only one minute twice a week. Do it, but never lose it. That is better than you doing something once for two hours or three hours one day, and then you forget about it and don’t do it again. Do the same little bit, but be steady and constant. You must make an agreement inside. Sign an agreement with yourself: “I’ll do it, no matter what,” and then you’ll be able to keep it.
Fortitude is the ability to remain the same under any condition. If you succeed in keeping your promise, you remain the same. If you do not succeed, remain exactly the same. If you could not succeed, it is because there is a reason, a perfect reason, why you could not. So, remain the same and do your best.
May I wish everyone and very healthy and peaceful new year to come.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantih… Be Receptive!
~ Sri Dharma Mittra
About Sri Dharma Mittra: Known as the “Teachers Teacher” and “Asana Master”. Sri Dharma has dedicated most of his life in service to humanity teaching yoga, the ancient knowledge of how to attain radiant health and develop spiritually. Since 1967, he has been teaching Classical Yoga: advanced postures, Yama and Niyama and how to lead a content, simple and happy life. He continues to teach 10-12 classes weekly in the heart of NYC at the Dharma Yoga Center. If you live in DC or Baltimore, he’s just a short train ride a way.