Everything in you and around you is made of the same stuff as the Universe. Pure Consciousness in endless different forms. Which means that everything is sacred, and everyone can be your teacher.
Keeping this in mind can inspire you to treat everything and everyone with reverence, bringing compassion and patience to all situations and all beings. This is easier said than done, but the practice of yoga can help: it helps to connect you to your own blissful and whole nature. As you get more in touch with that nature, the practice of yoga supports the cultivation of the kind of compassion and patience required to meet all of life’s situations with a sense of openness to the journey and a deep sense of gratitude for the blessings.
All things, all people can be welcomed and received with a spirit of wonder and adventure since they truly offer you greater insight into your own profound self. You can face unknown situations, or people who are totally unlike you, with a sense of grateful familiarity as you look for and see in them that which is present in you. Everyone has a piece of the truth. The more you are willing to open yourself to the different truths and perspectives that fill this world, the greater your ability to honor yourself and your own nature. To treat yourself and others and all beings with the kind of reverence we all deserve.
This is an especially important time to reflect on the intrinsic value and inherit importance of every single being in existence given the horrific genocide unfolding in Gaza and the humanitarian and political crisis occurring with the thousands of political refugee children on the US southern border. If we truly believe in the reverence of all beings, we must pay attention to this reality and act in every way we can to transform it.