Beautiful Samyama

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The universe operates through dynamic exchange…giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.  And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

Deepok Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Day 362 – Samyama is elusive to this American middle-aged wife, mother, teacher.  To all at once, be in motion and be still, to be enraptured, present, and studiously fixed, and yet open to it all is mind-boggling.  Whatever was happening on the mat over the past few years wasn’t completely translating to everyday life; however, in the practice, I have grown.  Dance connects me to samyama, “the eternal dance of energy and matter—no beginning, no end.”  Although I rarely find samyama at the end of practice at 4:00 o’clock, my practice both on and off the mat makes this possible in later dance practices, especially improv.

Rolf writes today of the give and take of thoughts and the universe’s energy–the very stuff of life.  Thus, writes Rolf: “The most complex physical movement is, at the same time, an idea; the most profound insight, an energetic opening.”  Somewhere there is a place where each one of us connect to this, to the real idea and movement, the thought and the energy which drives the universe in its many facets–a place “where there is no time, no you, no me, no beginning, no end.”

Practice takes us down the path.  Practice helps us understand the journey. Practice helps us get somewhere, but in the end, there is no place to actually be except in the moment.  Beautiful samyama.

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