In 1957 an entire Monastery in Thailand was being relocated by a group of monks. One day they were moving a giant clay Buddha when one of the monks noticed a large crack in the clay. What he saw surprised everyone…there was a golden light emanating from the crack. The monk used a hammer and a chisel to chip away at the clay exterior until he revealed that the statue was in fact made of solid gold. Historians believe the Buddha had been covered with clay by Thai monks 600 years earlier to protect it from an attack by the Burmese army. In the attack, all the monks had been killed and it wasn’t until 1957 that this great treasure was actually discovered. So what does this story teach us you ask? WE ALL HAVE THE GOLD WITHIN US…In this challenging world we too build up clay or armor around us to protect ourselves yet underneath all the hard shells the softness is always there. Can you be softer with yourself? Can you uncover the gold and begin again to trust the love? I am reading Tara Brach’s Newest Book Trusting the Gold and loving it. Join us in class and at the upcoming workshop on Thursday July 22nd 7-830pm for a Gentle Yoga practice accompanied by Diane Barnett of Grounded Meditation to uncover your layers and Trust Your Gold.
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