The practice of any style, path, or form of Yoga, be it Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga is for the purpose of Awakening.
It is for the revolution who you are created to become. It is the dawning of the revelation that you are so much more than you think you are.
Poetry, metaphor, and symbolism is the language of this experience of awakening to your own magnificence—Hafiz of Shiraz
It is the language union (Yoga) rather than the language of separation of the personal sense of the self.
The mystic poet and artist Kahlil Gibran offers each of us a reminder of our own magnificence. He cloaks you in words of encouragement and spiritual guidance.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. To melt like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To awake at dawn with winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.—Kahlil Gibran
You Have Wings
The symbol of the winged heart is the symbol of the Sufi. This represents the mystical aspect of Islam.
This is to remind you that you have wings. It is to remind you that the only way to fly is to surrender the heart to the will of the Divine. The word Islam means “surrender.”
The Sufi poet and spiritual teacher Rumi says it in another way :
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
This is the truth of who you are. The heart has wings that take you higher.
However, is higher has only one purpose, and this is to be in service to the highest good of all.
Your Key Purpose in Life
The mystic spiritual teacher Joel Goldsmith writing in The Infinite Way says it this way.
That there is a Soul-force we know, but that this Soul power can do more for us than all the material and mental power combined is little suspected
Perhaps one reason for the world's lack of interest in this vast subject is that this great resident power in our Soul cannot be used for selfish purposes. - The Infinite Way - Joel Goldsmith.
We can only use this infinite power in the service of Love’s purpose.
Your purpose is to serve Love’s purpose - Guy Finley - Spiritual teacher .
Alignment with Love
In alignment with the purpose of Love, you will awake at dawn knowing that you have wings.
Your heart will be light because it aligns you with the magnificence of the Light of your own being.
You will let your light shine. You have overcome your greatest fear, which is to be the de-light-ful.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
The Winged Heart – Heart Chakra
Affirm Your True Self
Let this invitation, “Awake at dawn with a winged heart” by the mystic poet Kahlil Gibran, be a reminder to you to become living poetry.
Be a living praise poem to existence. Allow your being to delight in your authentic self.
Let it be an invitation to Wear your love like Heaven - Donovan.
This heaven is a state of being that you allow to come through your open heart to bless you, bless others, and to bless the earth.
Let these words, “Awake at dawn with a winged heart,” be your morning affirmation.
This is an affirmation of truth. It is what it intends you to experience as a unique expression of Creation becoming awake through you.
Gift yourself this reminder. Wear it close to your heart so it can be a reminder that the best you ever do is to awaken the heart to its true purpose in the service of Loves purpose .
You follow Love’s Message unique to you.
Align yourself with this poetic intention and you will become living poetry. You will become the delight you seek because it will align you with the Light of Love.
Let it be so for you. Let it be so for all.
Awakening the Heart - 21 Ways to Follow Love's Message - by the Author