These reflections about being a mergini (mermaid yogini) come from real life yoginis!
- It means for me to embody self-love and to serve the world in a non-egoistic way.
- It is about self care as well as trying to do my bit to make the world a better place.
- It means a constant process/journey of transformation, where I’m exploring the deeper layers of my self. I’m slowly learning to free myself from the identification with things of the external world and finding “something” within me, which can’t be destroyed by outer changes.
- It means for me to take responsibility, so taking care of how I deal with other people and with nature and resources. This means to take care of my words and actions.
- It means living in harmony with care, love and respect for my environment, ie all of nature and every other being.
- It means to find peace within oneself. To really dive into your deep thoughts and find out how you think and why you think in a special way.
- It means being honest. To yourself and to others. Because you study your thoughts and the way they go and so you eventually will be able to change unhealthy thought patterns and enjoy all beautiful thoughts and maybe turn your thought pattern around so that you are able to see the good things that happen to you.
- It means paying close attention to the things that happen around you and how you react to them.
- It means trying to help others if you are able to and to see the situations when you are able to help someone else.
- It means taking responsibility for your actions, because you know the ways you behave and you react.
- It means enjoying every single day and maybe one day every single moment, because it is unique and has the potential to be enjoyable.
- It means nourishing the body mind and spirit, connecting to my whole body. It allows me to move through the world observing sensations that come and go from various thoughts, feelings and experiences I have. And rather than always just reacting to life through past conditioning, there is space to choose how to respond to the thoughts, feelings and experiences I encounter each day, moment to moment.
- It means many things, but maybe the most important is the understanding that I am nature, therefore I respect nature, I protect it, I love it deeply, and I have this longing to understand more about it - not just with the brain but with every tissue, organ and cell.
- It is a constantly changing journey that keeps on challenging me, but in a very positive way! Helps me to feel safe, when everything is shaking. It is simply understanding life better and how to do the best out of it , so that I can do something meaningful for all :)
- We can begin to live from a place of pure awareness and present moment...I would like to live a fully living breathing life. To become a conscious direct human being that can understand myself so that I can understand others.
- It is a wider sense of responsibility for what comes with my actions. So what kind of impact I do leave on others. But even more, responsibility toward myself. Which is a result of a process of self-inquiry. So I think it’s our responsibility to keep on questioning ourselves, keep on questioning our beliefs, what we think is right or wrong, keep on questioning what we think. Being willing to change, being open to change. Being willing to expose ourselves to other people which means being ready to be judged or being ready to be seen.
- It’s somebody that keeps on searching maybe. Somebody who is on a quest. Somebody that connects deeper within oneself.
©2018 Julia Hengst