Open to the Magic that is Everywhere
Back Bends • 59m
Dec. 24, 2021 - Today I was thinking back to when I was a kid at Christmas. I have five older brothers, and we grew up in a big house with high ceilings. For Christmas we would have a huge tree, with tinsel and tons of lights or ornaments. It was total magic.
On Christmas morning all of the brothers would line up, in order of birth, waiting for our parents to call us to run up the stairs and open presents. I still remember excitedly waiting to be called upstairs. Once upstairs, the Christmas tree would be all light up, new presents were under the tree, and my mom would start playing Christmas songs on the piano. It was a really special time.
In yoga philosophy, it's thought that this kind of magic is available all the time...you just need to open yourself up to it. Here is Sutra #110 for the Radiance Sutras that captures that idea:
All that we see
Is the performance
Of a Divine Magician.
Stand at the center of this wisdom,
And breath the wild serene.
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