"Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold on for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Waking up in the, not so early, morning. A little sticky with awkward dreams lingering.
I heard the traffic outside, my roommates stumbling around in the kitchen.
And I felt kind of disappointed that I did not get up at the crack of dawn. Having the world to myself.
I needed a reset and when I got my act together and sat down on my cushion in my meditation corner, The words that came in were: "Surrender and Release." I let my expectations for my day wash away from me and I focused on my breathing and brought light in the different parts of my body. It restored harmony in my active mind and I started to relax into the soothing feeling of my practice. I visualized my mother and saw her far away in my little home country in her corner surrounded with all her books and it started to fill my heart with warmth. I focused on Source Energy and accepted it as the Universal Mother flowing all through my heart. It was yet another experience of how instantaneous and powerful meditation is. In several minutes I felt plugged in to love and I found myself in a more uplifted state. Today, I will make a sincere effort to be playful and to trust the natural flow of my life. I will receive the precious gift of understanding and not being judged. It is up to me to maintain my life party! Just the same way as I am weeding my garden, I weed out the harsh and negative thoughts towards myself and others. I will celebrate my free spirit and appreciate what it means to be vitally alive. In class, we will work on lower belly strength: transfer abdominals to support the lower back, who is often so tight and compressed. We will need a Yoga block or a small, hard pillow. Much love, Marielle