In honour of my grandma’s passing 1 year ago today, I’d like to briefly share what I experienced on the day she died, how Yoga & Blissology relates and how ‘grief’ can be a gift.
I was at Eoin Finn’s Yoga Teacher Training in Tofino, BC with an amazingly consciously aware group of 28 yogis. We had several days of deep intellectual discussions about defining labels such as ‘love’, ‘God’, ‘truth’, ‘soul’, ‘energy’, ‘source’ and ‘gratitude’. We all dug deep and revealed our own dharma statements (life purpose and mission). For those that are familiar with Eoin’s work, you know that he has an amazing gift and skill of being able to combine these deep philosophical conversations together with education about biomechanical alignment principles and safety in asana practise…and also with humour & love.
Eoin defines the term, Blissology as ‘the art of living a full life by awakening a deep infinite source of joy, love & bliss inside of us and using it to build harmonious relationships with our body-mind, our personal relationships, with our communities and with nature’. Basically, the more we can find and connect to that ‘space’ inside of us that is the stillness, the light, the truth, the force (or whatever we want to label it as) the more we can be aware and connected with our own true selves and bodies, resulting in a deeper connection with others, with our community and ultimately with nature and the planet. This opens us up to a kindness and a purpose that is bigger than ourselves. As a result, we end up discovering that we treat ourselves, others, and nature with much more love and respect than we ever could have imagined. As Eoin states: ‘the line between where we end and nature begins becomes blurred’.
So it was 9 days into the intensive training, and with this “Blissology” social movement in mind, the Tuesday morning topic was ‘how does grief fit into Blissology?’ Read more