100 Days of Yoga, Day 73

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November 2, 2012 by blogmasterjdeam

IF
IF YOU CAN DISENTANGLE
yourself from your selfish self
all heavenly spirits
will stand ready to serve you
if you can finally hunt down
your own beastly self
you have the right
to claim Solomon’s kingdom
you are that blessed soul who
belongs to the garden of paradise
is it fair to let yourself
fall apart in a shattered house
you are the bird of happiness
in the magic of existence
what a pity when you let
yourself be chained and caged
but if you can break free
from this dark prison named body
soon you will see
you are the sage and the fountain of life
~ Rumi

This poem says it all. If we can get outside our thinking self we can realize everything. If we can step away from life’s dramas, suffering, and games we will see we are simply a spark of energy enclosed in a body. We are not the body. What difference does it make what clothing we wear, what car we drive, what purse we carry? It is all just illusion. It is not who we really are.

Yoga teaches us to pull away from these earthly ties so that we can be free. Once we see the ties for what they are, we can cease caring what others think of us, of our appearance, or our possessions. Once we free ourselves, we become the witness to this life we are living. We are the actor on stage, acting the part. And we are the witness, watching ourselves act the part.

Yoga teaches us we took a human birth for a specific reason. Once our thoughts, words and actions are aligned with that reason, everything else falls away. We see it all for the illusion it is.

If we are very lucky, and if we work very, very hard, eventually we will see we are here to love one another. Unconditionally. No exceptions.

Yours with as much love as I can bring to the table (at this point.) Chris

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2 thoughts on “100 Days of Yoga, Day 73

  1. Joan Shumway says:

    I always particularly enjoy the way you sign off. It always feels authentic to me. Thinking of you in Maui with Ram Dass with love, Joan

  2. Michael Janeczko says:

    Yo, gerat blog this morning.. Love ///me

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