The Holy One isn't interested in making a purchase from the marketplace of your mind -- your thoughts are like dime store trinkets to the One who spins Diamond Planets! But what really "rings Her bells" are the rolling waves of your heart: every movement of your heart into Love delights the One who is Love!
So put down or aside every one of your words -- especially the ones that you've formed into Creeds -- for the Holy One is Wild beyond belief and waits for the allure of your heart opened in adoration and surrender...
Yoga is the mystic science of remembering our Identity as Only One - One Love. While there are many systems of practice, the "yoga of the heart" is the one I am most attracted to: it includes, of course, meditation, focused intention and affirmation, attention to physical well-being, and the cultivation of a way of life and environment of beauty... but this yoga of the heart is the discovery -- day by day -- that we have heard and are answering the Call of Love: "We were created by Love, for Love, to become Love" (Simone Weil).
The heart is not interested in a life of separation! The heart craves union; the heart beats only and truly for Love. The heart craves the loving of an 'other' -- and then, to love without limits until one is utterly transformed into Love. It is this transformation that we have been born for -- this is the "lila", or "play" of God... Ultimately, yoga is the mystic science of our transformation into the One Love (whom we were all along)!
That which pervades the entire manifested Universe -- from giant galaxies to invisible spinning atoms -- is Only One. That alone truly exists -- we "exist" as "yearnings of the Holy One to Love More"... enlightenment or realization is our awakening into this One Love... Yoga of the Heart is the radiant path of total adoration and surrender to One Love: in every moment, everywhere, in everyone, and in all things fully alive and present...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.