Posted By April Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I was in the pose - and I had this huge-brilliant-lit-up heart-center explosion of wonderful kind of moment and I took this one enormous full bright breath. It was like I had been drowning all my life and finally got to the surface and took the biggest most life-affirming – awakening – breath I would ever get to take. I felt like it was the fullest most spectacular breath anyone could ever experience, but just as soon as I got excited about it (in the middle of the next big grand breath) – I lost it. Immediately I was thrust back down into the muddied waters of breathing as usual. Was I disappointed to have lost that breath? Only a little. Clinging – grasping for things - tends to make us lose them. Simple example… a wet bar of soap. Squeeze too tight in your effort to keep it – and it slips away.
It’s a lesson in non-grasping… one of the Yamas and Niyamas which I’ll discuss at a later date.