Almost every morning I wake up and practice vinyasa yoga. About 20 minutes into the practice I regret waking up. It gets hot. I start to drip sweat beads onto my mat. My heart beat races. My breath speeds up and I have to keep moving along with its pace.
I look up and see the statue of NATARAJ. Shiva dances in the middle of the circle of fire. I am inspired.
We cannot go through life avoiding the difficult stuff, the fire. We must dance within in it.
Yoga is preparation for dealing with the unpredictable flames that ignite in our daily lives. We practice responding to discomfort with grace and awareness.
As I grow peaceful in my sweat, as I jump into crow pose despite my slippery arms, I learn what it is to move past my immediate discomfort.
I let it go for my greater good.
Please enjoy this little song as an ode to letting go of all that doesn't serve us. We dance in the fire to get through it. Again and again.
This is not for the faint of heart
The music of letting go is in a minor key to start
But you will emerge wings spread
A beautiful phoenix rising up from the dead
This is the hardest part
Some things we leave grip tightly on our heart
But there are greater frontiers
You will see once you can look past your tears
And the energy you feel as you're lying next to him
It cannot compare to the LOVE you hold within
You must say:
"I love you enough to let you go
I love you enough to let you go"
Have you ever loved someone so much you just let them go?
Om Namah Shivaya
(I honor the power inside which allows me to become my greatest self)
The notes compound like a problem has evolved
That's just the dissonance wherein we can appreciate the resolve
These times they seem to never end
But you will look back and see they were your friend
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru
(I am a product of the One Creative power whose identity is Truth. The wisdom that pervades my being and yours is great beyond description and comprehension.)