“Each moment life as it is – the only teacher. Being just this moment – compassions way”
This morning I received a Face Book notice from my niece in Israel. It said – “Thanks for the blessings, sorry for the ignorance. May you have a warm weekend. Kisses.” She referred to birthday wishes I sent a week ago. This notice couldn’t have arrived at a better time. However I asked for it. I have an intention to be taught by life, and an attention on receiving it’s blessings. I ask for it every morning upon awakening and before I go to sleep. “Life, Keep guiding me. Thanks for the blessings.” Then I follow the breath with the five steps of BREAZE and transform misery & oppression 2 joy, oxygen & ease.
Yesterday I had two upsets that colored my day. I wrote a poem about a man whose death this week made me feel awe for life, and sent it to a friend, who I have an issue-of-feeling-ignored-by. Not much later after I sent the email did I start obsessing about being ignored by her. A little later I found out that I forgot about a workshop that I was scheduled to lead. The bottom line was i g n o r a c e. Both feeling ignored and ignoring was judged as my fault. I tried thinking it away – without much success. But then in the evening, I took ten minutes and did the five steps of BREAZE with the vulnerability & innocence of a child, and transformed my ignorance to intimacy. Connecting to the big breath was an act of Intimacy with life. for which I felt blessed.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of the BREAZE