I close my eyes and I can almost feel the rain.
Tiny raindrops trickling through my thoughts, flooding my mind.
I can almost smell it from the other side of the ocean.
I can still feel the warmth of that old Gulmohar in my heart.
And as if that crowned coffee cup is still in my hand,
piping hot even after so many years,
as I sit by my precious kitchen window; counting my blessings
listening to Nat King Cole on the radio.
It rained for hours.
I sat in my own light.
I sat in my own peace.
It happened then.
You could see it.
It is still happening now.
Only I can see it.
It doesn't exist anywhere, anymore
but only in my mind.
It's the flashes of such moments that I yearn to live more of.
Sheetali Pranayama (cooling breath) ▶Sit in any comfortable meditation posture with the hands on the knees in chin or jnana mudra.
Close the eyes and relax the whole body.
Extend the tongue outside the mouth as far as possible
Roll the sides of the tongue up so that it forms a tube.
Inhale and draw the breath in through this tube.
At the end of inhalation, draw the tongue in, close the
mouth and exhale through the nose.
Practise yogic breathing throughout.
The breath should produce a noise similar to rushing wind.
A feeling of icy coldness will be experienced on the tongue
and the roof of the mouth.
This is one round.
Practise 9 rounds. ▶Awareness: On the tongue and tphe cooling sensation of the
breath. ▶Sequence: Practise after asanas and other yogic practices
which heat the body in order to restore temperature
balance. ▶Contra-indications: People suffering from low blood pressure
or #respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis and
excessive mucus should not practise this #pranayama. Those
with heart disease should practise without breath retention.
This practice cools down the activity of the lower energy
centres, therefore, those suffering from chronic con-
stipation should avoid it. Generally, this pranayama should
not be practised in winter or in cool climates. ▶Benefits: This practice cools the body and the mind as well. It
affects important brain centres associated with biological
drives and temperature regulation. It cools and reduces
mental and emotional excitation, and encourages the free
flow of prana throughout the body. It induces muscular
#relaxation , mental tranquillity and may be used as a
tranquilliser before sleep. It gives control over hunger
and thirst, and generates a feeling of satisfaction. It helps
reduce blood pressure and acid stomach.
🔐 👑🥇🧠💡⏳💥🌍🌹🎈🎊⚠️“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14🚨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚠️”Sácianos por la mañana con Tu misericordia, Y cantaremos con gozo y nos alegraremos todos nuestros días.”
-Salmos 90:14🚨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨You are indeed a slave when you try to see and judge yourself through people’s eyes. Evaluating your worth on the basis of how you look, to yourself or to others, is always a trap. It’s as if you’re sifting sand, searching for gold, yet only looking at the grains of sand filtering through the sieve, ignoring the gold nuggets that remain. The gold represents the eternal part of you: your soul. It is invisible to everyone but Him, the one who plans to spends eternity with you. Through invisible, a well nurtured soul can actually improve your appearance, as you rest in the certainty of His unfailing love, your face glows with the joy of His presence.🏆
✨De hecho, eres un esclavo cuando tratas de verte y juzgarte a través de los ojos de las personas. Evaluar tu valor sobre la base de cómo te ves, a ti mismo o a los demás, siempre es una trampa. Es como si estuvieras tamizando arena, buscando oro, pero solo mirando los granos de arena que se filtran a través del tamiz, ignorando las pepitas de oro que quedan. El oro representa la parte eterna de ti: tu alma. Es invisible para todos menos para Él, el que planea pasar la eternidad contigo. A través de lo invisible, un alma bien nutrida puede mejorar su apariencia, mientras descansa en la certeza de su amor infalible, su rostro brilla con la alegría por Su presencia.🏆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I just want to send an encouraging word for all you out there struggling with wondering if you’re living your calling.. I had been feeling so lost as to what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I feel like I have a vision of what it’s supposed to be like, but quite honestly, it’s so far from that place right now, that I don’t know how it’s supposed to happen! But you know what God has been gently reminding me of? I’m EXACTLY where I’m supposed to be for this season of life. God wanted me to be a mother, or else he wouldn’t have blessed me with two beautiful, healthy, energetic little boys! He wanted me to be a wife, or else He wouldn’t recklessly fight for my marriage! My calling... is for God to be my number one, with my husband and children being who I pour myself into! And I’ve been grasping this lately and it’s bringing me so much joy! I don’t have to be striving to be “this” or “that”.. when I’ve been given the peace to be exactly WHO I AM.. a mother and a wife.. things have just been falling completely into place and feeling so easy! Man. I just love God! I have literally been falling head over heels for Him! (And it’s awesome that my husband isn’t jealous about it.. instead he keeps showing me so much love and support and I couldn’t be more grateful! 🙌🏼) I just want to speak peace, confirmation and a wholesome love into anyone who might be reading this right now.. know you’re not alone, that Someone has their hand on you, guiding you through this journey called life and calling you deeper into a life of joyful rest! 💗
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