It was an auspicious moment, for me and the Yogabeats team,.being invited to meet the Ambassador for India in Ramallah ,..prior to Yogabeats heading up the first ever Yoga Festival in Palestine ( on the 23 June this year) sponsored by the Indian Government !
I guess this is not something you are ever going to hear about on the evening news or in the world media ,.(which has traditionally only favoured extreme violence and human devastation to qualify that an item is news worthy) but there are some extraordinary moves going on behind the scenes ,that have the ability to alter the land scape of the human perception and consciousness ,. and just as a small rock in a stream will in time change the entire course of a mighty river,.. so to these benign behind the scene events (that existed long before this current Middle East devastation)that we call Yoga have the ability to heal and transform ,..and if this all seems somewhat naive ,..I recall in this moment as I write this post here in Palestine the words of Milos Foreman ( Yugoslavian award winning director of the film ” One flew over the Cuckoos nest”) who I interviewed at the height of the Bosnian War in New York on behalf of the people caught in the Bosnian War ,..he said and I quote”
There are two sorts of people in this world ,..one ,.who fight with guns ,violence concentration camps fear and hatred and the second who fight with poems , songs art and dance philosophy theatre films ,stories and yoga ,..the point is we must never stop because if we ,..do they win!!” Nuff said ,..Peace Out ,…David Sye