During a relaxing hot bath, I began reading the first passage of “The Radiance Sutras” and it ended with:
“…exhaling, breath is released and flows out.
There is a pulse as it turns to flow in.
In that turn, you are empty.
Enter that emptiness as the source of all life.
Inhaling, breath flows in, filling, nourishing.
Just as it turns to flow out,
There is a flash of pure joy —
Life is renewed.”
What better time for me to symbolically renew my life than now? So I breathed in deeply and exhaled, underwater. I was completely submerged and it felt so exhilarating. I love being in the water– even if it’s just a bath, I find it so cleanings. It makes my heart warm, the water gives me a flushing feeling like I’m really alive. Right now, you’re one of the one of hte most important elements– water. I dunked myself 3 times, for no specific reason other than it felt good. I got water up my nose and that was clearly an issue. So I sat up, swayed my head side to side to get out any left over cricks and sucked down the cold water that sat beside me.
What started as a relaxing nighttime bath, turned into something that left me renewed and refreshsed to start this new week and also start on the new beginning that began last week.
Same journey, different path.
Enjoy the little things in life– make simple gestures to honor yourself and your life.
Lots of love & light,
p.s. wanted to show my beautiful oil burner– it’s one of my favorite purchases in the past year!