On my days off I have been waking up to go practice at the yoga studio followed by going across the street to grab a coffee and there is this brief moment in waking up that there is a sigh of relief that the day can be slow, the destination i am going to is a space of gentleness and somewhere along the commute between my apartment and yoga studio there will be a sunrise to watch between the skyscrapers that will remind me that the world will continue to buzz, reality will settle into the days tone but i still have a firm grasp on this sense of stillness.
Each day we experience a magical twilight between our dreams and waking state. During this brief period of time, our minds still remember that all things are possible. We can smoothly transition into our physical world without losing a sense of hope when we check in with our heart center first,. Our heart center is the link between body and spirit, instinct and inspiration. In a mere moment we can review all that we want to accomplish, value, desire. When we get into the habit of beginning our day from the heart, all of our activities glow with the infusion of conscious intent and all interactions are done with compassion.
We can restart our day right now by imagining how love and inspiration feel. noticing that radiance, any feelings of stress or frustration become small. Now, we see each person we encounter as fellow travelers in this life, and every activity becomes part of a spiritual ritual and this can be contagious to other conscious participants.
In the intersection where our body and soul meet, our physical heart beats in time with the rhythm of the universe. It does the physical work of supplying our body with life force without our awareness, but for its spiritual work, we need to be conscious. When we concentrate on its rhythm and radiance we are practicing gratitude for where we are now.