ONce a man was having a conversation with God - "God, I would like to know what heaven and hell are like." he said.
God led the man to two doors, he opened one of the doors and the man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table, in the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the mans mouth water. But the people sitting around the table were thin and sickly appearing famished. They were holding spoons with long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms they couldn't get the spoon back to their mouths. The man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
"You have seen hell" said God.
Then they went to the other door and it was opened, it was exactly the same as the first one, a large round table, a delicious pot of stew and the people had the same long-handled spoons strapped to their arms. But here the people were well fed, plump, laughing and talking to each other.
"I don't understand," the man said.
"It is simple," said God, "In this place the people have learned to feed one another."
Every moment of yoga is a drop of gold for your body, mind and spirit, make those drops build up so you shine for all of humanity.
The story is taken from a book titled Soul to Soul, poems, prayers and stories to end a yoga class, compiled by John Mundahl. The author of the story is unknown.
Have beautiful days
AUM always AUM
Mangala / Nicky