This afternoon I took walk around the pond. The weather was quite cold and the sun was shining and the brisk walk felt fresh against my skin. I took the principles practiced on the mat earlier that morning to the walk, allowing myself to notice the ordinary and have that ordinary penetrate into something not noticed to pleasurable. The blue of the sky. The cold air against skin. The movement of my legs as my feet moved along the pavement. The song of birds chattering in a distant tree. All ordinary, but with eyes that see and ears that hear and skin that feels, the imagination opens to see beyond, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Twice today in intentional ways, the ordinary becomes pleasurable. What usually would pass unnoticed becomes known and takes on a different meaning. Yoga and life merges.
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