Live like the Sun...

Even after all this time,

The Sun never says to the earth,

“You owe me.”

Look what happens

With a love like that
 
It lights up the whole sky.
Hafiz
 
Last week I shared about my new understanding of what it means to let go of expectation within relationships. I wonder what our lives would be like if we let everything go.  What if we lived the way the sun does?
 
Each day, the sun rises and shines it’s light on our earthly existence. It doesn’t shine all day and then pout about not being noticed, or paid, or thanked. Without tiring, it simply radiates magnificent light.
 
It doesn’t compete to be the brightest, shiniest star in the sky; it simply radiates magnificent light.
 
The sun doesn’t wake up each morning expecting life to be exactly the same as it was yesterday; it simply radiates magnificent light.
 
Vairagyam is the practice of detachment, of letting things go. Just as the sun releases its energy each day, the practitioner of yoga is always letting go; letting go of stress and tension, letting go of expectation and suffering, letting go of the breath. Over time, our lives become like the sun, and we simply radiate magnificent light.
 
Where in your life could you practice a little detachment and just let things go?
 
To the Sun within the core of our hearts,
 
Jenny