I was looking at my blog site and noticed that last April I had written a blog called signs of spring, with a photo of my daffodils poking up from the ground. The date was April 7, 2015 it was a long hard winter in Boston last year. Flash forward to today February 25, 2016 and those same daffodils are already poking up from the ground! What a difference a year makes.
This winter has seen temperatures fluctuate from -9 to 56 degrees in the space of 3 days. The weather man mentioned that we have had an equivalent amount of precipitation but rain this year instead of snow. Letting out a sigh of relief, I look forward to more and more frequent warm days like today.
Sitting in my sunny dining room and writing this blog I feel an overwhelming sense of contentment and bliss. The sun is warm on my face, NPR is on in the background and I am writing a blog post all things I enjoy.
Yoga says as you immerse yourself in your yoga practice you will open deeper and deeper into consciousness. As you become more and more immersed in your yogic state the structure of your mind changes it becomes more porous things don’t stick to you the way they used to. You are not as dependent on external situations to create your happiness. You don’t need to prop up your state of being with externally pleasurable events.
The weather man says that tonight the temperature will drop, tomorrow is back to cold, cold winter. My mind is more porous then it was a year ago, that forecast doesn’t stick to me, doesn’t bring me down, doesn’t change my state. Today I am enjoying the present moment, the warmth and sunshine, I am content and blissful.Tomorrow hopefully I will stay in my yogic state, in that present moment content and blissful.