The one AS the many


I love spring. The world is just bursting to show its joy to you. It’s so easy to just relax into the new warmth, early sunshine, blooming colours and bouquet of smells. And allow yourself to be breathed.

My cat has recently been joining me in meditation (she is so much more talented than me – just wafts away into waves of purrs and forgets about everything else in the world) and its been a great opportunity to practice the one AS the other. It’s amazing that the air I breath out, my kitty breathes in, and the air she breathes out, I breathe in – we are separate but so intimately connected and composed of precisely the same thing.

Considering this means overcoming our ego, which can be a very difficult thing. The ego loves to feed on ’empty’ fuel that, like white sugar, gives momentary satisfaction but can’t sustain us. Yet the ego also gives us that essential quality of separateness that is necessary between each other. The ego has a bad rap, but I was so inspired to recently read in a translation of the Bhagavad-Gita that ego could also be translated as individuality – a much more positive outlook! While we definitely want to curb the ego, and be very selective about only feeding it ‘whole’ nourishments, it is the golden egg that makes us us! That individuality is a unique combination in us. All around us we can recognise how it is manifest elsewhere, in other combinations, also completely unique but all created from that same energy, that same breath that we share!

So today, as you jump into spring, try celebrating your individuality and how it allows you to appreciate everything else.

Namaste πŸ™‚ Xxxo

About karen2202

I am writing my PhD on children's yoga and it's place within mainstream education. I am also a yoga teacher in Sydney, Australia.

Posted on September 23, 2011, in Meditation, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The one AS the many.

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