June 13, 2015

Kefir, Savasana and a Life with No Regrets

“Knowledge is the continuing discovery of one’s own ignorance.” Every day I surf the internet, I learn the truth of that statement.

I never heard of kefir until last month when our daughter introduced us to this powerful probiotic we probably should have been drinking most of our lives. A quick check on the internet, and I was overwhelmed with information about this yogurt on steroids called kefir.

Recently, we were introduced to an unfamiliar Yoga pose called Savasana. It requires lying on the back with arms and legs spread at about forty-five degrees.

On the internet, I read about a Yoga class where pupils were lying in Savasana when the teacher advised that it was a dress rehearsal for the day they die! That prompted reflection on what they might regret when that day comes:
I regret that I didn’t work longer and harder.
I regret that I didn’t have the nicest lawn in the neighborhood.
I regret that I didn’t save more money for this day.
I regret that I never saw Venice.
It’s doubtful that any one of us would have such thoughts. More than likely, we will feel remorse that we didn’t love enough.

Jesus knew that loving others would lead to a life with no regrets. It was his commandment, but it was also a wise counsel for living a gratifying and fulfilling life with no regrets.
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35