“Wish for the Result with Great Fervor…”

Yoga Action

Wish for the result with great fervor, but remain completely patient and serene.
Gertrud Hirschi, Mudras, Yoga in your Hands

           Yoga and action – we don’t often connect the two.  But like the word yoga itself, many connections can be felt and understood if one takes the time.
           When Ms. Hirschi says “wish”, she means that, through a positive and respectful attitude, one can formulate and visualize an important goal.  One can feel what it’s like to have that goal become reality.  One can send that positive energy out into the universe, asking for its protection and realization.
           Yoga and political action – why not?  A serene mind is focused and aware, undeterred by set-back or delay.  A patient heart will not give up, will respond to anger with gentleness and hope.
           I wish for the result, so dear to my heart, with great fervor.  I will work to remain patient and serene, failing and trying again every day.  You, my friends on WordPress, do so much to help me along the way.  Thank you.
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13 Responses to “Wish for the Result with Great Fervor…”

  1. bluebee says:

    Thank you, Monica – your fortitude is an inspiration

  2. Words of Wisdom my dear friend and written with a lot of insight
    Cheers
    Aussie Ian

  3. penpusherpen says:

    Never giving up Monica, is the key, always, faint heart never ever won anything… It’s always human to wonder what it will take and how much effort will enable us to succeed, but in the end it’s our strength of will and the wish to fulfill our hopes and dreams which carries us on day by day… Hugs to you my wonderful thoughtful friend, your caring and inner strength shine through in your words xPenx

    • Monica says:

      such wonderful words, Pen — I’m struggling, trying to figure out what to do and how to do it. Educating small children seems to be the key – start small and grow over time. But how can that be accomplished?

  4. Marinela says:

    I enjoyed reading your beautiful lines very much!

    Short Poems

  5. bluebee says:

    Have you heard anything further, Monica?

    • Monica says:

      Senator Bennet always responds with something thoughtful; Jon Tester responded this time, saying this is what Montanans want and it could be much worse — others in Congress are pushing for a permanent de-listing which could never be changed, no matter what happens to the wolf population. Some acknowledged receipt but that’s all. There’s much more to be done – but what should that be, I wonder, Bluebee?

  6. bluebee says:

    The response from Jon Tester sounds rather patronising to me – it seems that you are up against extremists if permanen de-listing is what they want. Are these people not open to face-to-face discussions? Perhaps a weekend camp in Yellowstone where you filmed the wolves recently would be a good place for the meeting of minds…

    Have you seen this article?
    http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/guest-blogger-justin-pidot-the-gray-wolf-delisting-revisited/

    • Monica says:

      Bluebee, Jon Tester was the senator who inserted the de-listing rider into the must-pass spending bill. Many voted for the legislation who otherwise would not have. Tester, like others who support wolf hunting, points to the success of the ESA – wolves now number approx. 1700 in the NW US, when initial goals were around 300. They would like to get back to the 300. If I had to choose between some hunting and what we now have, I would choose a well-managed program based on real needs. Right now, perception and fear drive the hunt and the legislation supporting it. I sat in a Yellowstone snow coach last winter with a Montana rancher, from a multi-generational ranching family. He was looking forward to hunting wolves. He said, in support of the hunt: 1) wolves were introduced into Yellowstone but were never in the region originally; 2) wolves kill for pleasure; when they get into a lamb fold, they will kill all the lambs, not just the ones they want to eat; and 3) our beloved domestic dogs are not descended from wolves (so presumably it’s OK to kill them). None of this is true, but he believes it with his whole heart.

      I love the idea of meeting and talking in Yellowstone or anywhere else. I’d love to be able to talk respectfully face to face.

      The article is interesting and something to keep in mind. Perhaps de-listing has its points. But leaving wolf management to the individual states is like leaving civil rights in the 60’s to the state of Mississippi. Sometimes the feds have to step in to protect us from ourselves. Pidot also says Yellowstone’s wolves will continue to be protected. That’s not really so – they migrate in and out of the park following food, etc. Certainly some would be protected. In any case, the rider to an emergency bill prevented any discussion and analysis of these issues. Forgive me for going on like this and thanks so much for your interest.

  7. giselzitrone says:

    Sehr schöne Fotos Grüsse dich mal und wünsche dir einen schönen Abend und ein schönes W.E. Gruss Gislinde.

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