December 17-21 #reverb11 reflection questions.

Via Michelle Margaret Fajkus
on Dec 17, 2011
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December 17 – Bhakti (Devotion)
What did you devote yourself to in 2011? How will you devote your energy in the coming year?
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. ~Henry Miller

December 18 – Amistad (Friendship)
Describe your best friend(s) from elementary school, high school, college, and/or the present.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 19 – Drishti (Seeing)
What is your vision for your spiritual practice in 2012? How do you see yourself achieving it?
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

December 20 – Tapas (Heat)
What stoked your creative fire this year? What did your discipline enable you to achieve and/or create?
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. ~George Washington

December 21 – Dukkha (Misery)
What was the low point of your year?
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~ Carl Jung

Reverb is a month-long endeavor in reflecting on the past year and envisioning the year to come. Find out more about Reverb11. Check out thedaily prompts and feel free to write publicly on this blog or privately in your diary, as much or as little as you want, as often or seldom as you are compelled to.


About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret is a Gemini yogini, writer, teacher and retreat leader who founded Yoga Freedom in 2002 in Austin, Texas. Her home since 2012 is Lake Atitlán, Guatemala where she lives in a tiny eco cabin with her Colombiano partner and their adorable daughter, dog and two gatos. Michelle has been writing this column for elephant journal since 2010 and has written some inspiring books, with more on the way. She leads yoga and mindfulness retreats and serves as the retreat managers for the stunningly beautiful Villa Sumaya on majestic Lago Atitlan. Her lineage is the very esoteric Yoga Schmoga, which incorporates hatha yoga asana, dharma (Buddhist) teachings, pranayama (breath work), yin yoga, mindfulness practices and meditation. Join Michelle on retreat in Guatemala!


One Response to “December 17-21 #reverb11 reflection questions.”

  1. Valerie Carruthers says:

    Much of my bhakti goes into teaching, either through in-class time or writing. I am devoted to facilitating/empowering others to grow beyond the limitations—actual or perceived—of the body and the mind. Working with my students has shaped my practice as a teacher and student beyond my imagining. There's so much love within the breath, that when students really connect with that they are opening into a beautiful form of love for themselves.

    I devote myself to my own practice, finding stillness and peace in meditation, reading texts, pranayam and asana. But there can be immense yoga in just taking a walk along a nature trail or by the ocean.

    In 2012 bhakti will continue to show up in my practice and how that manifests in my writing and what new forms that writing will take. I'm curious to find out!