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Another Note From the Scholar (mostly the music and links) August 31, 2022

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Books, Life, One Hoop, Philosophy, Wisdom, Writing, Yoga.
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“There is some awe mixed with the joy of our surprise, when this poet, who lived in some past world, two or three hundred years ago, says that which lies close to my own soul, that which I also had wellnigh thought and said.”


– quoted from the 1837 “The American Scholar” speech by Ralph Waldo Emerson


On more than one occasion I have been amazed (and even appalled) that Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words from over 180 years ago are still applicable today. Of course, even when I say that, I should note that Mr. Emerson said it first. In fact, he shared the same sentiment today in 1837, during his speech to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard College. Click here to read more about how his words apply today.

Please join me today (Wednesday, August 31st) at 4:30 PM or 7:15 PM for a yoga practice on Zoom. Use the link from the “Class Schedules calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. You will need to register for the 7:15 PM class if you have not already done so. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.

Wednesday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify. [Look for “Emerson Thinking”]

In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, playlists, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations to Common Ground are tax deductible; class purchases and donations directly to me are not necessarily deductible.)


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