A man goes into the Himalayan Mountains to find enlightenment. He travels for many miles to find an empty cave to live a spiritual life. He settles in to meditate, study ancient spiritual scripture and do his yoga to keep limber. For many, many years he practices all day and night, until one day – poof! – He’s enlightened.
So as the man emerges from the cave to greet the world, a bird flies over and shits on his head. He immediately becomes enraged and starts cursing at the bird.
What’s the moral of the story? It’s easy to be spiritual in a cave high atop a mountain and far away from everything that could potentially disturb your peace; the real task is to keep peace amidst the challenges we face in the world.
Stacey Joiner, massage therapist, yoga instructor and author of, You Deserve The Royal Treatment – A Woman’s Guide To Living Royally, believes you don’t have to live in an ashram, give up all your worldly positions and wear Birkenstock to live a royal life – unless you want to.
In her book, Stacey takes a look at the taboo known as “taking care of you” and gets to the heart of the your resistance to treating yourself like a queen. You Deserve The Royal Treatment takes a closer look at why today’s busy women habitually choose to put everyone else first in a frantic, technological age of blackberries, cell phone and laptops. She will support you in your own royal odyssey by exposing obstacles such as conditioning and genetics and gives you action plans – Your Royal Duties – adopted from ancient yogic techniques. Get ready to live a more peaceful, easeful and royal life.
To find out more about Stacey Joiner, her book and upcoming workshops, talks and retreats, visit www.youdeservetheroyaltreatment.com