Meet @josejosef_joey sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words💚

"Lost in the abyss known as life...

Sinking, sinking, gasping for air...

Will the light ever bathe my soul again?


Confusion, sorrow, & angst fill the mind, trapped inside of it's own prison.

“How long have I been here? How may I be free?”

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For years, I knew nothing but emotional struggle. Doctors filled my body with scripts, surefire ways to heal. Family reassures me this is normal, for the best.

Friends encourage the delusion with drugs & self-sabotage

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Rebel! How may I destroy the status quo?!

How may I shift the paradigm?

Constantly seeking salvation, the purest glimpse of hope offered an adolescent by an intellectual in a high school classroom:

Yoga, an ancient philosophy

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Entranced by the wisdom, yet seemingly “not viable”, I wade through the motions of life, practicing only when necessary

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On & off with practice.

Gasping air, kissing the light, only fleeting moments, then, the slow usual submergence into void reappears

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LOVER!!! Come save me! I've forgotten how to swim!

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The world outside offered no resolve. I had gotten used to drowning.

lovers left. A career filled with passion left my body with shattered vertebrae.

Universe telling me to redirect; healed and blessed to walk.

The search painted endless sorrow freckled with fleeting moments of basal joy. Soul getting closer, yet still no resolve

. “Why?! I’m listening!” .

Finally, body hits sea floor.

Peace found in the utter chaos; Coldness becomes me; Resting in the darkness; I am void of light

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Suicide, becomes more palpable; an option to return to the light in which the soul came

. “My family... What am I to do?! How am I to cope?!”

Surrender, the stronger option

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Ishvarapranidhana...

Yoga;

The only thing that has not let me down.

The only lover always there to tend my wounds.

This is The Path. No more time searching, only surrendering;

Healing my heart;

Seeing the Self;

Consistently working towards True Happiness

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It’s always been here, just need remove the layers.

Now, “I” am found

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Allow me to be a vessel, let me tend to those whom have gotten used to drowning

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Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya"