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This week the author is directing us to look at the way we fit into groups and what is means to us. Are we sacrificing growth to remain in a group to which we once felt like we belonged but no longer do? Where in life are we "shoulding ourselves?" She is recognizing the fear associated with following our inner voice, and the joy that comes from embracing it. We are exploring self-expression, the price we pay to express ourselves, and the price we pay when we do not. We are moving deeper into Satya by examining where we live from the true voice within and what happens we do or do not listen to it.
Spend this entire week in self-expression. Make movement towards the external world with your internal hopes and dreams. Act on life-giving opportunities, despite the consequences. Observe what happens in you. Observe how others react. If you find yourself in self-indulgence, ask yourself, "What am I not expressing?" "
(Taken from p. 57 The Yamas and Niyamas Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele. )