First Things First

Jai Bhagwan!

It’s been a while since I last wrote and, unlike previous dry spells, this was quite intentional.  I needed time to focus on who I am and what direction my life is taking without the distraction of blogging.  I have a better handle on me and a clearer view of where I am going but I will keep those for another day.  Today, I am focused on what I can do to help others.  I have always been most interested in how I can help those around me but recently I have learned about a situation that is moving me beyond my edge into unknown territory.  The situation, to be brief, is that one of my students has Multiple Sclerosis and is having difficulty meeting both medical bills and the cost of her membership at the community center.  It would appear that we do not have any kind of discount available for members with disabilities and this woman is still young enough that she doesn’t qualify for the senior discount.  The more I have thought about this, the more I have felt compelled to do what I can to help.  If any of you far flung readers know of any funding that might be available to help this woman pay for her membership, please email me right away.

Yoga Givin $Because I do not like being limited in what I can do when it comes to helping others, I am being to research what is required to create a charitable organization dedicated to helping others in my community to improve their well being through Yoga.  If you’ve had any experience with doing this, I would be most grateful if you would drop me an email to share your experience.  To be honest, I am very surprised that even considering doing this as I have always been such a very unambitious person.  In the past, I would have simply checked on the possibility of a discount, said there was nothing available and then felt bad that there was nothing I could do to help.  Now I am working to create a charitable fund that can accept donations and help provide access to Yoga classes.

This is, by no means, the only major change that is happening in my life but it is the one with the most urgent need.  I have never felt such surety that things, everything, were happening exactly the way they should be happening.  Optimism of this level is just a very foreign thing for me, as my wife can attest.  To be honest, she still thinks I was body snatched while in Florida!