Hundreds of years ago, a monastery in Thailand was about to be attacked. The monks had a giant statue of a golden Buddha that they wanted to protect from the invasion, so they covered it with clay. The statue survived the invasion, however the monks did not.
Fast forward to the 1950s, in an attempt to move the statue, a crack appeared and gold was found underneath the clay. So the monks chipped away at it, and ultimately discovered that the entire statue was made of solid gold.
Just like the statue, YOU are made of solid gold. Pure love, light, connection to the
Divine, radiant gold.
And throughout your life, you get covered in clay. Through experiences, expectations, limited thinking, conditioning, and defenses the clay gets piled up.
Just like the Golden Buddha, years can pass and you may lose sight what’s underneath.
The gold is still there.
All it takes is a peek at that gold, and then there’s a remembering. Once you remember, it becomes harder to forget.
Yoga gives you that peek.
It cracks and peels away the clay. The self-doubts, the inner-critic, the limited thinking, the outdated self-imposed walls of defense.
And it lets your light shine through.
This is why I teach yoga, and this is why I created The Golden Mind Project School of Yoga. To help students remember that they are already gold. And to remind students to 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘯.
I genuinely believe that the more we tap into our own inherent light, we illuminate the path for others to do the same. And this will make the world a brighter place.
The Golden Mind Project School of Yoga teaches from the Rajanaka Shakta tradition of yoga and believes that life is a gift, that challenges are opportunities for growth, that empowerment is available to all, and enlightenment is accessible in any moment.