Breathe # Feel Good Friday

BREATH is Life. He who controls breath controls LIFE.
When the breath is controlled, the mind is controlled.
When PRANA is met and conquered, one gains ascendancy over death.

Prana, the vital breath, is born of Self. Like a person and his shadow, the Self and the Prana are inseparable. Prana enters the body at birth but does not die with the body.

Pranagnihotra Upanishad

Feel Good Friday # Be Alive

All my annuals are giving color to the garden and blooming beautifully. It’s been hot lately and plants do need some rain. According to forecast, it’s going to be a washout this weekend. In the meantime, it seems like my pooch is having a good time during the evening hours.

 

Life is long and beautiful. It’s like my perennials. Sometimes they bloom and sometimes they don’t. But they are always alive.

– From Royal Pains TV drama

Recently I’ve been watching Royal Pains on Netflix. It’s about the concierge medicine practice in the Hamptons with a lot of medical mysteries. It aired on USA networks from 2009-2016. We are enjoying watching this comedy/medicine drama. Now, this has become our new summer ritual. We are halfway through it and need to finish watching all 104 episodes before summer ends.

 

Salutation of the Dawn #Feel Good Friday

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Salutation of the Dawn – “Ushavandana”

Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course lie
all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

(from Ancient Sanskrit script)