Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Desecration, Veneration & Intention

Intention really matters.

Yesterday was Flag Day. It's the day Americans pay special honor to the Flag of the United States of America.

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Our local Amercan Legion, as a community service, conducted solemn ceremonies yesterday at which old, worn flags were destroyed with due respect and decorum. These flags were retired according to U.S. Flag Code, which states:

"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." (Title 4 Chapter 1 Section 8(k))

Our local American Legion burned flags.

If you surf on over to your Google search engine and type "flag burning" into the image search, what you'll see is dozens of pictures of protestors defiling the flag by setting it on fire.

The same fire that venerates the flag also desecrates it. The difference is intention.

I'll say it again. Intention really matters.

Before you practice yoga today, set an intention. Declare what it is that you want to achieve or produce. Say what it is to which you are committed. And keep your intention in mind as you practice.

The whole world shifts when you declare an intention.

Don't just read about it. Get up. Experience it. Experience yoga!

Kevin Perry

p.s., Please send me an email today if you'd like to know what sankalpa is. I'm at

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