This morning I took a picture of rising shining day. It was forgetting that I am living in Ireland where the weather can change abruptly. Another thing I forget is that taking picture behind the window of cozy warm apartment is telling me nothing about outside temperature. It was freezing!
On our way to school the snow started to fall. I did not see the snow this year in Dublin City, and it is the rare phenomenon even in winter time. Surprise, surprise!
Yet the day was not finished. On my way back to school I stopped on my favourite beach to ” take a breath”. I love to practice Pranayama here. Within 5 minutes the heavy rain started!
I observed for while, get back to my car and reflected.
Life is like the weather: ever changing. Full of surprises. Sometimes we check the prevision, we make plans, but life and weather mean differently. Sometimes we forget that from the perspective of our cozy life it seems all fine and easy but once we are out of comfort zone, it is f@@@g freezing!
One moment everything is bright and happy and with one moment everything change brutally: broken heart, lost of job, illness.
We cannot change the weather same as we cannot change what life is bringing to us. But we can be ready, we can prepare for unexpected. Yoga is giving us this readiness ( Yoga starts NOW, remember Patanjali?), strong body, strong mind, awareness, balance. It is a boot camp for our life. It is our umbrella for the rain, parasol for too much heat, hat for the winter snow.
Moment of gratefulness… And the sun is back!