Bubbles

I am so excited and cannot help jumping up and down and singing all day long. I am desperately trying to contain these bubbles of inspiration and enthusiasm but failing miserably!!

I have learned so much on my journey and I know moments of great happiness or sadness are fleeting and will soon pass. It is so helpful to recognise and truly understand the meaning of this in our hearts.

Just as I have learned to cope with difficult moments the same applies to those barely containable bubbles of excitement which are so desperate to break free.

Breathe. Be still. Quiet the mind. These are my tools. Yoga helps as it engages the mind and the body. I am working with some amazing people at the moment and studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This one seems apropos for my state of mind at the moment:

“As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate.” Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Pananjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

But of course every now and then a little bubble escapes and I have to admit I cannot help but relish that moment with complete glee. Whoops. There I go again but I know what to do…
To quote William Wordsworth:
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
This is where I want to be. I shall keep working.

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