It will come as a surprise to no one that weather changes. Sometimes the seas are rough and days are gray, other times calm and sunny blue sea. I don’t take these changes personally though I admit they sometimes affect my state of mind. I’m rather attached to a preference for this sunny day scene when I have a choice.
Of course when it comes to the weather I don’t take it personally when the sun doesn’t shine. I accept the changes, not always happily but with the knowledge that things change. I still have some work to do when it comes to the waves of my thoughts and the weather patterns of my mind. Is it possible to observe them without taking their variability personally? I wonder.
“Sutra 1.36 viśokā that which is devoid of worry and grief , vā and/or jyotiṣmatī that which is filled by light; that which is accompanied by light. When a state of worrylessness and effulgence manifests directly from inside, it leads the mind to a state of concentration.” (Pandit Rajmani Tigunait – Yoga International May,2013) Today there is a state of effulgence, the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light. When that does not seem to be the case, where do we go? Inside to the light which is eternal, the sun within referred to as Jathara Agni, ‘the fire that knows me.’
For today, calm seas and sun brighten the horizon. It’s a good day to reflect and to remember when storm clouds roll in. Om.