: Surrender :

It’s funny; in this era of e-mail and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy-

Its amazing what happens when we surrender to our true selves, being present and our breath. Healthy relationships gradually begin to enter our life, and the “things” we have been so diligently working on begin to bear new fruit.

I have been struggling with my breath for quite a while now. I show up to class, go through the motions during my home practice and never truly fall into rhythm during a nice bike ride or the rigors of daily life. Why? My breath has escaped me.

I believe the true cause is largely a matter of personal habit. Our lives, my life, is excessively filled with constant activity and incessant noise and distraction. I have grown accustomed to them, so mush so, that when they come to a halt, I feel uneasy. There’s a startling sense of emptiness, as if I’ve suddenly landed in a deserted corn field after being in the middle of a bustling city.

When I can resist the urge to plunge myself fully into an activity, I soon begin to surrender to solitude, silence and my breath. My agitated mind starts to calm. My thoughts start to slow down, and I feel a sense of re-attuning to myself, I  feel a sense of connection – to my own self, and to the world as a whole.

Daily Meditation:

When I listen to my breath, I begin to find a new balance and harmony in my life.

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4 Comments on “: Surrender :”

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Breathe as you would live your life 🙂

  2. Maia says:

    I know you find my Mysore practice strange 😉 but after 5 years of practicing other styles of yoga, this is where I came to know my breath. This is where I literally feel my breath from the belly up to my chest and collarbones… then let it flow back centeredly to the belly towards my pelvis. I literally learned how to breathe because of Mysore. And that’s when I only became more aware of it in day to day stuff.
    Of course I still tend to get hyper every now and then… but that’s alright too =)

  3. …an old paper letter….

    I miss those a lot.


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