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Welcome to the last week of focusing on Ahimsa. In the reading this week we are asked to take a look at how we show compassion to others. We are asked to view other peoples' lives as just as important as our own. This involves letting go of ego's story and seeing things as they really are. This week's ask will call on what we learned from the other weeks to be courageous, remember our balance, and watch where we may be disrespecting others. Adele's assignment for us this week also calls to mind the idea that we treat other people the way we treat ourselves- and therefore also asks us to have self-compassion which may be a harder ask from some of us!
"Week Four: For this whole week, pretend you are complete. There is no need to expect anything from yourself or to criticize or judge or change anything about you. No need to compete with anyone, no need to be more than you are (or less than you are). Note the experience. Notice how much pleasure, kindness, and patience you can allow yourself to have with yourself. "
From p.41 The Yamas and Niyamas Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
By Deborah Adele
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