Aaron’s blog

This is the blog portion of For now, this area of the site will be for updating Aaron’s 40 day yoga challenge for Digital Portfolio Preparation at FVCC.

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February 2020

40 Days: 2/4 Day Seven

The morning I slept most of the day yesterday and still woke up later in the morning than I usually would since it's Tuesday, the day of

Blog Entry #2 – Developer Statement

I'm Aaron Hawkins, a web developer/designer in the Flathead Valley. My goal as a developer is to attain gainful employment producing beautiful and robust websites and applications

40 Days: 2/3 Day Six

Today, I was seriously just exhausted. I think I got about 6 hours of sleep the night before, but whatever it was wasn't enough. Mondays usually aren't my

40 Days: 2/2 Day Five

Today I felt quite a bit better than I did yesterday. I was hydrated, well fed and woke up at a reasonable hour for a Sunday, about

40 Days: 2/1 Day Four

Last night I went to a friend's house and had some beers and played Dungeons and Dragons, and today I felt the effects of the beer and Taco

January 2020

40 Days: 1/31 Day Three

Today I went to work for 9 hours as I do on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. When I got home at 5pm, I was pretty tired and had

40 Days: 1/30 Day Two

Yoga practice Today I fulfilled my daily yoga requirement with Suzanna. It's a nice new beginner group she has, and sometimes she uses me to demonstrate poses and

40 Days: 1/29 Day One

It's the first day of the 40 day blog practice. I meant to wake up early enough today to have a physical practice in the morning, but ended

Aaron’s 40 day plan

Welcome to Aaron Hawkins' personal blog. This is the first blog post of my portion of the "40 day challenge" in our Digital Portfolio class. The challenge which

Below is the rest of the blog unrelated to the 40 day challenge

“Brahman and Śakti are identical. If you accept the one, you must accept the other. It is like fire and its power to burn. If you see the fire, you must recognize its power to burn also. You cannot think of fire without its power to burn, nor can you think of the power to burn without fire. You cannot conceive of the sun’s rays without the sun, nor can you conceive of the sun without its rays. You cannot think of the milk without the whiteness, and again, you cannot think of the whiteness without the milk. Thus one cannot think of Brahman without Śakti, or of Śakti without Brahman. One cannot think of the Absolute without the Relative, or of the Relative without the Absolute.”
Ramakrishna, in The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942)


In the Kaliyuga, man, being totally dependent on food for life, cannot altogether shake off the idea that he is the body. In this state of mind it is not proper for him to say: “I am He”. When a man does all sorts of worldly things, he should not say, “I am Brahman”. Those who cannot give up attachment to worldly things, and who find no means to shake off the feeling of “I”, should rather cherish the idea, “I am God’s servant; I am His devotee.”