"According to yoga scriptures, the heart center can be opened indirectly by cultivating compassion and kindness, calmness and dispassion, or directly through the focused practice of pranayama, or both." Berly Bender Birch
It would seem like this week's post for SSS is intentional in relation to last Sunday's post. But, really, it is much more random than it appears to be. At least, in my eyes it seems. And, although it is still Saturday as I write this, in Austrailia, it is indeed already Sunday. I'm good to go!
Fall is still unfolding itself to us here. Winter is getting closer as the biggest milestone for us at the homestead is the advent of our fruitless mulberry tree dropping its leaves. It usually does so right before Thanksgiving. And, when it does, it drops ALL its leaves in one day. It's weird as when it does this, it looks like the tree is raining leaves all day. I had hoped to do a time lasp image of the leaves dropping, but most of it occured during the night as I slept. I guess I'll have to wait another year to try it again.
My parting shot is going back to the quote at the beginning of this post. The question is, how does one live this in our daily lives? I think for me, the answer is to ask myself in each and every action, does it fit this criteria or not? If not, then I need to go back and keep trying to incorporate this practice into my day to day life.