This month, Sacred Thread Yoga has selected Ahimsa (non-violence) as the theme of the month. Such a beautiful, power topic and one I could probably talk about for SEVERAL months or years even…

Already this month, I’ve touched on the ideas around non-violence in our thoughts (especially thoughts about ourselves) and how worrying about others is a super-sneaky form violence (yep, that’s true), but now I’d love to share a quote I recently came across that is my current non-violent focus:

“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

― Thomas MertonConjectures of a Guilty Bystander

Food for thought…