Elizabeth Kubler Ross has a great quote and its one of my faves….People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Yoga has so much to teach us about acceptance. Heather has a lovely post about self acceptance ”http://yogaouttheyinyang.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/non-yoga-self-improvement-or-un-unpretty/ She’s such a wonderful example of ‘beauty on the inside reflected outward’. She  has been reviewing yoga studios in and around Toronto and she also posted a review of Ahimsa Yoga studio and for me the 2 posts are very connected.  In Yoga Ahimsa is one of the  Yamas and Nyamas, the do’s and don’ts of yoga, if you will, and it  means “Do no Harm” and that idea must start with ourselves, Do ourselves no harm. The concepts of  compassion & acceptance have to begin with us, only then can we can translate it to others.

Om Shanti