I begin with a namaste to myself & to the universe having awareness of my seat the placement of my limbs & feet the engagement of my spine for me in meditation this energy can make or break me the body awareness scan I have to smile because I know we all have it. In a deep inhale I say let it begin & I start breathing, letting go, restarting.
Here come Hunaman in my mind the distraction I start thinking I have been reading Real Happiness return to the stream breathing,letting go I am I am breathing & letting go & restarting many times over its all good no judgment. Then Hunaman becomes larger than my meditation I start thinking about my job I am a N.Y. firefighter I start thinking about the firehouse & some fires we had & some of the men we call brothers & I think Sal get back on board here just breath & let go restart and so I am able to breathe & stay in my breath for a nice amount of time ...what ever that means nice amount of time I would describe it as comfort in my body and mind & breath.
Here comes day two I begin with my namaste to myself & to the universe I have been reading Real Happiness and enjoying it sharing the book with some yogis in my studio as meditation is always a hot topic in my studio especially with my teachers we are always sharing so what works for you. This week sharing with two teachers that really want to meditate with a full heart I say you have to get this book and just breathe, let go, restart,and that exactly what I did today it was great no Hunaman in my mind. I simply did sit, breath, let go restart.
Today is a new day I am home and thinking when will I have time to meditate my to do list is endless my daughters car needs to be fixed, my son tells me his clutch is blown out on his car so I decide to carry the book Real Happiness around with me this might seem funny to others but for me car to car I place this book on the dash board it is my physical reminder to make time....take time....do the time. So now I am at the auto repair place for my daughters car and the machanic says it going to take awhile so I think to myself ok well I am just going to sit here grounded of course not in posture but in a chair feet firmly planted to the earth and I begin Namaste to myself & to the universe my breath is eased my letting go was as if I was in a temple in India but my surroundings remain to be the auto repair space but only my physical body is in this space my breath is calm & steady I feel happiness knowin I am doing my meditation today this was sukam (ease) when I completed my meditation I thought wow I am glad I am doing this Real Happiness Meditation Journey. Thanks Sahron for this gift!
Well today I am at the firehouse for a 24 I am a yogi where ever I go & I think to myself I am going to make sure within theses 24 hours I do my meditation but as the hours tick on we are really busy a lot of runs the snow is knee deep the fire tone alarm continues all day & all night, in my mind I want to do my meditation but its not Hunaman in my mind its the reality of my life. Now its 2am I go to the bunk room finally its been a long, busy freezing night the kind of freezing that your bones needs to defrost as I recline for rest I begin to breathe, let go, breath let go I am feeling empowered by Hunaman he is not in my mind but in my body allowing the energy of Real Happiness Meditation for anytime anyplace to comfort me . My pattern continues breathing, letting go, breathing, letting go, breathing, letting go BELLS go off reminder I am at the firehouse as I jump up full of body awareness from the freezing day I meet the staircase of our firehouse we all usually grab the banister and work our way to the engine but my innate body does not grab for the banister as I have for so many years this time with I go down that staircase feeling every step I was taking not griping at the banister. Did my meditation carry me to this moment ? I was fully alert doing what I have done for 23 years knowing this time it was different. Was this my meditation in motion? Maybe I will not have the answer to any of theses questions and that is ok it was a magnificent experience at 3:30 am in the morning on a freezing New York 24 hours of a fireman I was still feeling the energy of my meditation journey of Real Happiness. No matter what my next real life sight would be as a fireman I was able to hold on to the essence of my meditation. This is what I call yoga off the mat and into our real world. Thank you Sharon for this experience Jai Bhagwan !!