Discussing The Yoga of True Wealth with friends or book clubs? These contemplations, found at the end of each chapter, will expand and enrich your true wealth experience…
Consider deeply the loss or losses you have experienced in your life, whether it be the loss of a loved one, your health, even a cherished pet. Then consider the hidden gifts the challenge eventually brought into your reality Just close your eyes, and deeply contemplate the experience and the wisdom you gleaned, what life gave you as you integrated or adapted to new circumstances. While doing this, get in touch with the part of you that witnessed and experienced the loss. It is the same part of you witnessing and experiencing these words. Feel it. Feel it with the beauty of tenderness. Allow yourself to feel the pure awareness that exists eternally at the core of your being. Put the book down, take a few soft gentle breaths, and reflect deeply now.
Consider deeply your own personal “dark night of the soul” and how it affected you. What were the most powerful lessons you learned? How did it affect your values? Have there been times in your life when you have chosen love over ego, and times when you have not? What were the differences in the outcome of those experiences? Consider how they have affected you. Are there any relationships or situations in your current reality that would benefit from more love and less ego? Where are they? Who are they? Consider deeply before reading on how you can bring more peace into these dynamics.
Take a few soft gentle breaths. Put the book down. Drop in again to that pure feeling of awareness, and allow the imagination its freedom and peace.
Consider deeply the road you have travelled, the journey thus far. Can you recall the difficult moments along the path, when it became rocky, perhaps almost impassable? What were the qualities you had to call upon in order to move forward? What virtues were born in you as a result? Take a few soft, gentle deep breaths and vividly recall your most challenging times and appreciate what came out of them. Can you see the deeper reasons behind it all
More contemplative quotes and exercises are available throughout The Yoga of True Wealth, and we invite you to share your own as well…