Maura Manzo reflects on the power of last night’s Super Bowl Halftime show and encourages us to integrate the message – “believe in love” – into our daily lives.
Did you see the Super Bowl Half-Time show last night? Millions and millions of viewers received the same message at the end of the performance: believe in love! How powerful is that?
In my classes, you’ll often hear me encouraging students to find ways, both small and large, to take their yoga off the mat. While all of us might not have the same platform that Coldplay and Beyonce have, we all still certainly have the opportunity to spread positive messages in everyday moments. In fact, moments like this are often times the most powerful form of activism.
What small act can you take today to spread a powerful message of love?
Think about it — the possibilities are endless! Buying the person behind you in line a cup of coffee. Leaving random notes of kindness at the gas pump for the next person who pulls up. Calling an old friend just to let them know you were thinking about them. Surprising a neighbor with homemade goodies.
In fact, next week starts a new international campaign: Random Acts of Kindness Week. Their MO: “Imagine a world. Where people look out for each other. Where we all pay it forward. Where success is measured in selfless acts. Where kindness is the philosophy of life.”
This IS the world I want to live in. And I know you do, too!
As yogis, we continually ask ourselves what we want to do with our one precious life, how we’d like to help make the world a better place. Small acts of service to each other and to the world around us can (and does) have just as profound of an impact as large scale projects. And for most of us, this ends up being much more sustainable and joyful. You don’t need to start a non-profit or have an MBA to change the world.
So, I’d love to hear from you.
Did you think the performance yesterday was powerful? How can you take one small step each day in the direction of love? What does taking your practice off the mat mean to you?
Originally published on Philly Area Yoga …