Your breath is the thread connecting pose to pose, stringing together the beads of your practice so that you can hold your intention in different ways, in different containers, seeing which form offers the most meaning for you today.
As religious Americans face the inevitable chaos and harshness of 2013, perhaps we should covenant together to offer thanksgiving for the gifts of grace and love and relationship hidden amid life's rubble.
As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.
I just finished the first 56 hours of my Kundalini teacher training and I was inspired to vlog about the importance of a committed spiritual practice. In this video I offer you a Kundalini meditation called "Inner Conflict Resolver Reflex."
Ultimately, you must summon the courage to make room for spiritual practice, and the experiment that it is. You must be willing to face whatever arises within this uncanny vehicle and to touch the sacred in yourself every precious day.