And for beginning to feel what I’ve only read about, talked about in yoga classes: being a witness to my thoughts and feelings, not being them. Recalling Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutra and the niyama santosa — contentment through non-attachment — it’s about experiencing the pleasure and pain, but not getting attached to either, learning that it will all pass. No one, no material thing can make us feel happy, anger, or despair. It’s in us; true contentment.
Perhaps you might enjoy hearing the song that elicited my emotional release this morning. Bhagavan Das’ Raghupati:
Ok. So, there is a thread of connection here: The dragonfly+lotus flower+yoga is it!
Ultimately, this design speaks to lifeyum: the dragonfly symbolizing mindfulness, lightness, transformation + lotus flower (purity in nature, spiritual awakening) + yoga (union of mind, body, and spirit) = getting straight ourselves so we can make a positive difference in our families, communities, and world.
I like the simplicity, uniqueness, and applicability across the many potential mediums for lifeyum. When I think about helping people feel good and do good — whether through yoga, real food, meditation, or even someday a campaign to help get gardens in every school (just an example of a big dream) — the logo works.
I can’t say enough about the talent out there, especially the four finalists Noble1, penny_lane, BigLike!, and lifeyum’s logo designer: Milena in Brazil!
99designs allowed me to connect with designers all over the world, literally, providing little lifeyum with an incredibly solid, meaningful, stand-the-test-of-time identity. And it was affordable, which is nice when you’re small…or any size, really.
So, back to the message: After class, I checked my email and found an e-newsletter from Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet and one of my favorites. She doesn’t know me. But I adore and respect her deeply. She’s as authentic as can be. She writes like I imagine she is as a person: healthy but FUN, light in her being, open about missing her cheese. Today’s message was apropos beyond words:
If you like, sign up for your own on crazysexylife.com:
Featured image credit: Anahata chakra drawing from Remember, Be Here Now by Ram Dass (prettied up by Lisa’s iPhone lens and Instagram)