I define it as something that takes your breath away. That makes time stand still. That fills your heart with expansion.
It feels like an abundance in life; an overflowing of love and of all resources.
It’s not free from challenges, or pains, or uncomfortable-ness. No, devotion holds everything.
Devotion gives you super-human powers to go beyond; to see clearly; to live in the realm of nothing that holds everything. To live in the unknown because in that unknown, everything makes sense. To live in the darkness knowing that the light will shine when it’s time.
Devotion breeds unconditional love, acceptance and integrity. And, it’s fueled by an inner compass that is indeed, indescribable. Our devotion defies gravity, logic, reasoning and sometimes Universal Laws. It needn’t make sense, we can’t possibly understand the “logic” of the heart because it’s more intricate that our brain, so how could we understand it?
Sometimes we are told what to be devoted to. You know, that’s really impossible because no one lives in our own personal heart of hearts. No one can hear the song of our heart except ourselves; only we know what we are devoted too. We may try to be devoted to someone else’s path or idea but really, it is our own that will keep calling us back.
We may stray, when things are blurry or we are in a state of fear or confusion. That’s okay. Because in that straying we learn; we gather, and we observe other ways of doing things. We may uncover portals into something new that sparks our heart and sends it back to it’s path.
Sometimes we stray because we are so afraid of the transparent vulnerability that comes with devotion, that we must look away. The light of devotion illuminates everything and until we are okay with this light and what shadows it creates, we will continue to live in mediocrity.
Devotion is the only way to live fully. Being devoted to a moment. To a breath. To presence. To your partner, to your children, to evolving, to expanding, to learning, to loving unconditionally.
To loving it all, without putting anything outside of that ring of love. To holding space for it all and allowing yourself to fall into everything that has brought you to this moment.
By Dana Damara
“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life."
- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.
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