With each sunrise, we start anew. Anon
When we get up in the morning with a song in our hearts, a prayer on our lips and a spring in our step we are on the way to a new enjoyable day. Never mind the odd crisis, occasional work pressure, the rare reality of unavoidable tragic news and the painful thought of having long spells of mundane and boring inactivity life is still a blast as long as you are alive. If we look at it positively every day also brings the possibility of good news, pleasant surprises, new friendships, exposure to crazy technology and spirited challenges. The real benefit is the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth that we can be sure of.
While we can’t turn the clock back we certainly can rev up our attitudinal engines and decarbonize both our mental and physical systems. Perhaps nothing is as invigorating as starting the day with a Suryanamaskar (yoga exercise – meaning worship of the Sun god). This can be followed by pranayam and meditation. A well drawn out and planned schedule will provide us both the advantage of optimum time utilization as well as a clear cut goal for the moment. More than anything else the new sunrise promises us a full day, a clean slate and ample opportunity to achieve our dreams.
Even the gloomy days have a message for us. It helps us appreciate the bright sunrise better and tells us that things could be worse but we are spared that. If we pay attention to nature we can be guided by its simplicity and message. The birds singing herald a new day, the sunflowers dancing in the breeze and forever following the sunlight, the calmness and the sudden change of tides in the ocean are an analogy for the vagaries of life and the beauty of the full moon brightens ups the darkest night like a lit candle that dispels darkness.
Life provides us not just the spark of existence but throws us the challenge to burn ourselves in order to light up the life of all around, each of whom can draw from your light and your life.
Remember: “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” Alexander Woollcott
- Visit one of the numerous websites on the net on yoga. Attempt a few asanas. If you can attend a basic yoga course it will help you know the basics of yoga and pranayam well.
- For a week every morning write down what you want to achieve during the day. At night evaluate your success rate. What were the specific reasons where you failed yourself? E.g. if someone did not keep an appointment was it your fault that you didn’t plan and alternative tie usage in case the person did not show up. Also, list out the pleasant surprises for each day and also one unpleasant happening in the day.
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