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Although my two previous posts weren’t about shanti (peace) at all, I still believe in the power of om (soul).
I feel though that it is important to embrace both my light and dark sides if I am to move forward in the spiritual path.
Then, I can face my inner monsters squarely and banish them into oblivion.
I am reminded of a recent class of Sister Denise Lawrence, the first raja yoga student outside of India.
“There are demons inside...We do a lot of finger wagging. I think we shouldn’t do that.”
“We also do a lot of waste thoughts like “This is wrong with me.”, “That is wrong with you.”
"Focusing on defects that way, I’m not in favor of....We have to fight our inner demons.”
“How can we be heroes if we don’t play out the work of facing our inner demons?”