I have been a closet Yogi since I met Sivananda in 1962.
As far as I know, I am the only person who has been doing yoga daily since 1962 as well as organization change.
My daughter just pleased me to no end. She said. “Dad, I am going to take your Whole System Transformation, Change and Learning legacy globally.
I had a tear. I am so proud of her just receiving her Masters in OD and working as an internal organization effectiveness consultant in the top 70 in corporate America at the age of 27 while having the new social values of her generation. She also said that she tapped again her inner creativity and would start to have a public social media professional presence. I assume she will start on Linkedin.
Thus, here is what I edited from Sivananda for Arielle on this auspicious date of 9/11.
Every action of a person is a step towards self-expression, conscious or unconscious. Action presupposes an inner urge, besides motive, and this urge is the power behind the expression of the self. The active principle of life is to express, differentiate, and diffuse itself, and so, too, naturally, is the principle of creation. Be creative. The spirit expresses itself through one’s body. The spirit by itself cannot be expressed without matter or an earthly connection. The spirit of every man and women wants to express itself to feel real. All of us want to know and be known. Self-expression is the modality. Be radical and satisfy the urge for eminence, excellence, effectiveness, for the continuity of life, affection, love, domination, possession, that are all dependent on this principle of a creative expansion or diffusion of self. Heighten yourself in boundless joy and liberation. Express your unique self now. Express yourself by loving all of creation and transforming it to the Yoga (union) of infinite divine life and love.
From Dr. Sivananda’s Gospel of Holy Aspiration. Sivananda wrote over 500 Yoga books in English.
Edited by Rudra Priya or Change Agent Roland ….. Sept 11, 2016
For anyone interested. Here is a video made about Sivananda.
He says in it to “change!”
Dr. Sivananda writings introduced me to transforming the phenomenon of man in the 60’s although I really took the word transformation from Jack Gibb in the 70’s. I eventually did my Doctoral study with Jack. I still publish his prodigy.
The one line preface that guides my life!!!!!!
Life, being an ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. Teilhard de Chardin
Here was our primary text with Gibb before it was published:
I still use his TORI theory with each and ever client. Trust is still a huge Organization issue these days.
Young Charlie Seashore from NTL introduced me to Jack Gibb in 1962. Dr. Gibb was Charle’s Ph.D thesis advisor. Small world it is.
I expect my next year to be my best! I hope you feel the same!!!