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House Envy, Contentment Stealing, and Yoga

March 15, 2017

Tags: Heidi, asteya, santosha, half moon, ardha chandrasana, yama, niyama, Diane Bloomfield

"Though you may not be aware of it, you are already a vessel containing hidden light...within you are all the powers that are in all the worlds, within you is the hidden light of the first day of creation."

Diane Bloomfield, Torah Yoga


Most of the time, I am a really lousy Christian. Do I love my neighbor as myself? No. Do I give all that I can to the poor? No. Do I welcome the stranger? No. Do I comfort the sick? No. For me, living my Christian faith as Jesus taught is hard work. Some days it seems like the only thing Iíve got going for me, is that I love God, and that I am hugely grateful that I am loved back, warts and all.

But I do try. My Judeo-Christian heritage and the ten commandments help ground me. I like to think Iíve got most of the ten commandments covered (admittedly Iím wobbly on keeping the Sabbath), and therein lies the issue. But thereís one commandment in particular that drives me to distraction: Iím a coveter. Specifically, I suffer from periodic episodes of extreme house-envy. (more…)