I Learned the Hard Way that Your Love Is Your Own.

Via Carly Mountain
on Feb 14, 2013
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Photo: Carly Mountain
Photo: Carly Mountain

Love is in the air.

So often we attach our love to another human, object, pet or child.

In reality, our capacity to love is constant regardless of the object of our affection. Your love is your own. But at times, before we realize this we rely on relationship with others to feel and experience our love.

The practice of yoga builds deeper relationship with the true self, which then allows us to be more connected and available to the whole.

Liberate your love!

A beautiful poem from David Whyte:

Everything is waiting for you

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings. Sure, even you at times, have felt the grand array; the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding out your solo voice.

You must note the way the soap dosh enables you, or the window latch grants you freedom. Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. The stairs are your mentor of things to come, the doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you, and the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. …

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Ed: Brianna Bemel


About Carly Mountain

Carly Mountain is a teacher and student of yoga. She teaches from her studio Yoga Boutique Sheffield in Yorkshire, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. From a creative background, Carly has studied a wealth of movement practices. But it is yoga that has really unraveled her. "Through daily practice we begin to realise there is nothing to add but plenty to drop. In teaching I aim to nurture, show and inspire people to dare to move, feel, share, laugh, sometimes fall over. Why not!?...we are only here for a short time. And I am celebrating!" Carly loves marrying together words and pictures, for more info you can connect with Carly on Facebook, Twitter or via her website.


2 Responses to “I Learned the Hard Way that Your Love Is Your Own.”

  1. Elissa says:

    You guys are great at writing blog titles… but too often, I'm disappointed with the content. This title suggested a story, a narrative, someone's experience… what it actually had was a sound byte at the beginning and them some other dude's poem. Good for click through rates for the advertisers though I guess.

  2. Hi Elissa
    Thank you for the feedback. I don’t feel the narrative of my story is as relevant as what I learned. What I learned can be applied to many people’s narratives giving the piece a wider appeal. I know that isn’t always as satisfying as a story but has a different purpose. Thanks for commenting.