Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monday Mantra


purnam-ada purnam-idam
purnaat purnam udachyathe
purnasaya purnam-adayavvv55
purnam-eva vashishvathe

wholeness produces wholeness
only wholeness comes out of wholeness
only wholeness is.

it's about time for another one of my favourite mantras. it was the first I remembered by heart, as it is chanted at the end of every Sivananda class.

Above you find the one translation I find most beautiful, focusing on the wholeness.

I also want to add a quote by Osho on the meaning of this Mantra:

"Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else. The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole."

so beautiful and something that cannot be said and remembered enough.
the seed contains the whole...
when I chant the Om Purnam Mantra I focus on my own wholeness - I am whole, all and everything is right here, within.

Friday, August 21, 2015

taking it all in...

do you know this book?

I loved it as a child and I still do. Frederick - the lazy guy, sitting around while all the other mice are busy working to gather goods for the winter. well, Frederick is collecting different things. things like the warmth of the sun or words...

after a so far amazing summer - wherever we've been over the past weeks - the sun just sets a little earlier now, nights are cooler and school holidays are almost over.
knowing what's soon to come - shorter daylight, more grey and cold - I am feeling a little like Frederick.
breathing in this summer air, the warmth. lifting my face to the sun, closing my eyes - taking it all in.

yes, every season has it's something and part of me is happy we get to experience it here again. still, I am a summer girl! maybe because my birthday is in July, who knows... I just love the sun in my face, light clothes, the choice of fresh food the summer brings...

that's why now, here I am, sitting outside as much as I can. trying to get work done, still not forgetting to gaze up to the sky. take a break and breathing it all in - for that grey and cold winter days.

how's your summer slowdown going?