Months before the inception of Mudita Yoga – Be Joy, I was asked if I was interested in spiritual activism. In that moment there was no clear response. I filled my heart with breath, and sat with that question. It became very clear to me that everyday is an opportunity to activate my spirit, my heart, and, in turn, to help others activate their spirit, their heart. Spiritual activism comes from the heart. The words then came easily – Yes! I am interested in spiritual activism – Yes! I work to live spiritual activism. What became even clearer was the passion to take spirit in-action to a new level, to guide people to activate their spirit toward the social issues that call to them.
The arena of spiritual activism is expansive and I believe Mudita Yoga is a space to bring this to life! We practice as a community, feel connection and unity to guide us to a deeper relationship with self. Now we can use the ground of our practice, the sense of oneness and love we cultivate on our mat, to activate our spirit in the world.
Yogis Being Joy! is the action of Spirit and Love. It is a forum to step out of “me into us” and cultivate a greater capacity for compassion, for love, for joy in the world. A fierce embrace of oneness to empower each other toward transformation.
Each year Yogis Being Joy! expands to greater opportunities to serve our community. I am always amazed at the generosity of our community. You rise up, you show up, you give with such love and care. I am continually moved by your spirits in action. We get to see the hall filled with toys and school supplies and sheets and blankets and more! Often we do not get to experience the effect your generosity has on the communities you support. Last year we had to opportunity to support Jason Tackett and his kids at Franklin Elementary. We often do not get to see the effects of that joy. Here is the exception. Jason memorialized the experience with words, he so eloquently expresses the impact your generous spirit has had on him, on his students, on the school, on the world. It illustrates, as well, what a profoundly extraordinary teacher Jason is.
Grab the Kleenex and read below the way mindfulness creates connection, the power of presence, the peace and love that spreads from one kind act. The way, in connection to each other, we can all rise up and BE JOY!
Jason's words - Franklin Elementary
Be the change! Be Joy!