I spend every Sunday morning in a really quiet space planing my classes for the upcoming week. I am usually marveled at how the old saying “the teacher teaches what the teacher needs to learn”. Just like that, I am knee deep into the teachings of Satya—or truth. This yama, or attitude/principle, is not just speaking our truth, but really looking at our feelings that come up around situations in our life, and the truth comes in when we either take action around the feelings, or not.
When we make changes in our life that are directly aligned with our desires, our purpose, our soul’s calling then we are living in satya. So to take action to create the outcome you want is far more effective than resisting or blaming.
Ghandi employed an even deeper level of satya that the called ‘satyagraha—a combination of satya and graham which means steadfast. Satyagraha is the unwavering path of what is honestly right. He cultivated change through his experiences.
Take this for example. When I learned my daughter was disabled, I had some serious acceptance to work through—and it comes and goes to this day. But rather than resist what IS, I looked hard at my honest feelings and then took action, I made changes and I did something AMAZING with all of it.
I know FOR CERTAIN that I would not be who I am, or do what I do, had I not come into my truth. Had I not delved into satya and then took actions on the feelings I was experiencing. Rather than become a victim I became a game changer….all thanks to her.
Helen Keller exemplifies this so perfectly. I know that for my clients with have suffered a TBI, the exploration of truth is going to be an amazing opportunity to accept and then take action. It is going to be an amazing week of teaching/sharing and receiving.
Tying this all together is the chance for renewal. Shedding old pains to make space for all that is ready to bloom.