40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Twenty Nine

Today’s radiant words inspire me to contemplate space.

These words are from the The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche:

When you gaze in wonder at the stars, allow awareness to become enthralled with the vast spaciousness between them.  Space is an incomprehensible being, an invisible presence, independent, independently wealthy, without beginning or end, and giving.  Space bestows an unbounded theater for suns, planets, constellations, to dance their graceful orbits.  Space bestows upon you an infinite arena to play, explore, and experience.  Consider space in all directions at once, and receive this gift of freedom.

When my yoga students are in the middle of a pose or yoga exercise, I often remind them to mindfully create space in their body or mind by using the breath.  Inhale and expand into the pose, exhale and lengthen into the pose.  Inhale and mentally vibrate the sound Sat.  Exhale and mentally vibrate the sound Naam.

Space is a companion we can rely on to help us move through cahllenging moments in life.  In intimate relationships, people sometimes need to communicate that I need more space, which is to say the intimate partners need to step away from each other for some time in order to rest into the new expansion and length they have gained from the relationship and then also reflect on the identity-in-intamcy with the soul’s destiny.

Space offers freedom and it is nice to know that we can rely on this freedom through awareness.  In other words, our lives may push us into really confined quarters; we may feel limited from social pressures; we may find ourselves in moments where it feels as though we are not in touch with our soul or divine energy.  Just breathe and contemplate the infinity of space.  Don’t only contemplate the infinity of space but identify with the infinity of space.  Realize that you are that spacious.  Being spacious is gracious.

May you feel at ease with your infinite identity.  May you be spacious.  May you delight and wonder at your own consciousness as it basks in its most gracious light!  Sat Nam!

Please join me in practicing this meditation for 11 minutes a day for 40 days:  Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body.

Question for reflection:

What words would I think, write, speak, and repeat if I knew that whatever words I think, write, speak, and repeat must happen?


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