Djahariah Mitra

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My favorite place as a child was the library. I consumed books like candy. My father installed a large bookshelf and mounted wall light next to my bed when I was 8 so I could spend hours every night reading.
As I got older I decided to spend more time out in the world living rather than inside a book. I wanted to write but felt I didn't have enough experience to share.
I started traveling. If I could get paid to travel that's what I would be doing. I have lived in several countries and visited many more. I live in NYC because it's the place I feel the most like I could be anywhere in the world depending what part of the city I decide to walk into.
Along my path of outer experience I came upon yoga and found my inner experience. I
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I've been asked many times about the love story and how it ends and have played around with the idea of writing something that is maybe…more
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I've been asked many times about the love story and how it ends and have played around with the idea of writing something that is maybe a fuller, more satisfying story focusing only on that, maybe as fiction but based on that story.
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Djahariah Mitra I spent a year traveling and living in India. I studied and taught yoga. I struggled with so many aspects of my self and life choices I have made and…moreI spent a year traveling and living in India. I studied and taught yoga. I struggled with so many aspects of my self and life choices I have made and pondered all the big questions. I wrote every day in my journal. I realized at some point that not only was I learning a huge amount culturally about India and about traveling alone as a woman, I also grew and changed and learned a huge amount about myself. I wanted to share the experience and how yogic philosophy framed how I saw things.

There aren't a lot of books out there that actually talk about the philosophy from the perspective of a non-master or guru - just a regular person trying to figure it all out. I wanted to share what yogic philosophy is without writing a philosophy book, to share a practical level - live it within the story of traveling and experiencing the ups and downs of life, and even falling in love.(less)
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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
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