Ahimsa and Compassion: Yamas & Niyamas
Mycro: Malaysian (MY) Canine Rescue Opportunity
Ahimsa is one of the ethical codes a yoga practitioner studies and tries to incorporate into every aspect of their life. It's the absence of violence in thought, word and action to loosely translate the meaning. It's a practice that unfolds and reveals the meaning to the practitioner. Ahimsa does NOT mean to foster weakness and to NOT fight when necessary because there are times when we as humans must make a choice to harm in order to protect.
Almost 9 years ago I found a wet, screaming, unidentifiable, pink thing being eaten alive by a few different species of jungle ants. The stinging black ones were easy to get off but the cutter species had latched on and required pliers to pull off. The pink think was as small as my palm, maybe 3 inches long. The umbilical cord was still wet like it had been chewed just 15 minutes before I came upon the scene.
All cleaned up, a new born puppy emerged. As I walked out of the jungle, I had a choice to make: do I put the being back into the bushes, walk away allowing nature to take over or do I go straight to the grocery to find a itty bitty baby bottle and some goats milk. I'm a nomad. I have not been in one place longer than 5 years and live in apartments. How am I to raise a dog? They are like children. They need proper education and a lot of time/guidance from parents. The former choice was a selfish one. Who am I to choose what being can live or die. I thought long about Ahimsa and my actions.
Almost 9 years later I am still the steward of my furry companion. He is always there on my yoga matte growling or whining. The act of Ahimsa years ago gave me a companion for life. Someone who is always there for me even in the darkest of times. Mycro is one of the most influential yoga teachers I have had in this lifetime. He has changed my life for the better-made me a better human.
How do you make selfless sacrifices? Or how do you adjust yourself on a daily basis to think, speak and act from a compassionate heart?
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