There is no month in the year that brings more inspiration that September. I can't remember how it was when I lived in Buenos Aires for back then September was sort of March and it was all in Spanish. Wish I kept those journals.
I look back at my English pages and, like clock-work, it is with the first cold shivers of September that I start searching for the Beloved in the form of a book by Pinkola Estees, or Jung, or a writer's workshop a silent and focused practice, a longer pranayama session that falls nicely into an attempt at meditation.
September also calls me with a deep voice into looking back and looking forward, setting up goals, planning where I want to spend energies in the months to come. Last year it seems I wrote all about specific things I wanted, numbers, trips, traffic, amount of posts. Quantities mostly.
THE SIMPLE PROMISE
This year I want to turn the under-thinking of last year around. Maybe I want to have a theme rather than a goal, and that would be to always pay attention to the connection with the Self, the Beloved, the Creative Force, the Individuation Process. Re-kindle it and keep the coals and dry wood coming, nurture her with what inspires, tend to it, and let the results fall where they might, for they will, if I let it and get out of the way.
The promise is to do the work. That's it. Just do the work. Get on the mat, write those pages, count those breaths, read that book, notice where I am acting not in form with the yamas and niyamas, listen to the audio that inspires. Every-day. Yogi, do your yoga, to the best of your understanding.
|Aiming high but building roots, |
doing the work
one day at the time
We know what we are aiming for, and we do the work. We come closer to the Self by stepping on the work every day, feeling it or not, trusting the process, and surrendering the results.
What work do you see yourself doing in the months to come? Where is your creative energy directing you this month? What are your aims for the year and what is the work you promise yourself you will do?
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