Pondering about death

On Saturday, October 31st we had a Halloween inspired workshop, where I invite yogis to look into the undeniable truth about life, which is that there is always “Death”.

In these times of Covid 19, we learn about deaths daily and we might even get a bit immune to it.

We are today faced with times where we can declare death to all that no longer serves us and release it from our reality.

You can ask yourself:

  • What is passing away at this time? What am I being asked to let go of or mourn?
  • What am I getting to know that was before hidden in the shadows?
  • Is there a specific focus or quality of intention I want to bring into my life this coming month?

Deepak Chopra says: “Anything that is beautiful is impermanent. Which would you prefer: a plastic rose or a real rose? So, as long as something is impermanent in form, it has a living essence, which we call the soul or intelligence or consciousness. So at the quantum level, the universe is being created and destroyed every moment at the speed of light.”

In his book, Life After Death, Chopra writes: “The human spirit is degraded when we confine ourselves to the span of a lifetime and the enclosure of a physical body. We are mind and spirit first,” he insists, “and that places our home beyond the stars.”

You can do the full yoga class here:

We finished this lovely session with a little poem.

Wait Without Hope

By: T.S. Eliot

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Whisper of running streams, and winter lightning.
The wild thyme unseen and the wild strawberry,
The laughter in the garden, echoed ecstasy
Not lost, but requiring, pointing to the agony
Of death and birth.

T. S. Eliot, East Coker

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