“a mansion in the sky can be yours with every breath,
yet all too often what you do instead is fall into dreams of doubt….
so offer wine every moment, every breath and remember:
every breath you take makes one of two choices:
you either surrender to your soul or struggle with doubt”. (Rumi)
And if you’re a refugee, you’re also struggling with PTSD & anxiety, doubting your right to exist. At my 40th anniversary party, I didn’t get to say that I was also celebrating 40 years of consciously making the choice to surrender to the breath & soul, especially when I struggle with my anxiety & doubt to exist. Things like “Who else is going to show up & when?”, “Is it going to turn out OK?”, “Who & what do I need to take care of now?”. These questions when exercising the choice of surrendering to the soul sound more like “Can I open my heart 2 the breath in this struggle & this doubt?”
Every time I open my heart 2 the breath, I feel more present, lighter and clearer. I’m at one with my life, rather being separate. I’m re-claiming the joy I was born with rather than being isolated in a bubble in my head. When we walked like elephants with grace, (the forth step of The BREAZE) I had to open my heart 2 the breath inside the anxiety of my trying to control the walk, because unless I controlled it, it wouldn’t move -:). How often do you try to control your life, in a way Rumi refers to as – “struggle with doubt”?
Marrying your heart breath & soul surrounded by your dear & loved ones is a courageous declaration & intention of making the choice to surrender to your soul rather struggle with doubt. If you’re ready to make that choice – I would love to help you prepare & officiate it.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of the BREAZE