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"...the ideal of nonharming is not confined to physical or verbal expression.
Our very thoughts are powerful.
They determine the subtle ways in which we relate to life, especially how we interact with others.
If we are down, we tend to drag our environment down.
If we are emotionally buoyant, our happiness uplifts those around us.
Even if we do not mean to harm another person, our coldness or indifference is a form of harming,
Whenever we are not present as love, we inevitably reduce our own life and the life in others.
Hence we are responsible for how we are present in the world, even when on our own,
because our field is interconnected with the fields of everyone and everything else.
Ahimsa, as a manifestation of self-transcending love, is a building block of spiritual practice.
Genuine Yoga is impossible without it. Nonharming is certainly not an old-fashioned value."
- Georg Feuerstein, from The Deeper Dimension of Yoga
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.