❖ DAY SEVEN ❖
“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you..” - Rumi
The great Sufi poet Rumi reminds us that what we see in others is what we see in ourselves. What’s the quality of the lens from which are you viewing the world?
One of the benefits of a daily meditation practice is that it cultivates greater awareness. We start to become aware of the narratives that we tell ourselves on repeat. We start to realize little things about us that we have never recognized before, like what are the things we say to ourselves when we look at the mirror? What are the things that we utter when we are making a comment about other people?
The journey of Self-Realization begins with becoming conscious of our thoughts, words and actions. Do we create a world of beauty within with the words that we tell ourselves? Do we create a world of beauty around us with the words that we tell others?
Every person’s definition of beauty is different depending on the environment where you are, but one thing remains true, the real beauty in life is not what our eyes can see, but how what we see makes us feel.
It is the way we judge what we see that makes anything beautiful. Divine Beauty is a purity of our perception.
A real gift in this world, is to have eyes that perceives beauty in all things.
What do I love to do
creatively that help bring more beauty into my life?
I AM BEAUTIFUL.
MY LIFE IS FILLED WITH BEAUTY.
I SEE BEAUTY EVERYWHERE.
I bow, I bow again and again to Anjani’s son, Hanuman
Jaya Seeyaa Raama,
Jai Jai Hanumaan
Victory to Sita and Ram, Victory to Hanuman
Victory over the darkness of suffering…
Jaya Bajrangbalee, Baba Hanuman
Victory to the one with the body of a thunderbolt
My Baba, Hanuman.
Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan
You are home of all Grace.
Destroy all my problems, calamities and sufferings.
In the Yoga tradition of India, Mantra carries the vibrational power of that which you are meditating upon. It is not necessary to understand the literal meaning of the mantra per se, although it would benefit the logical mind to assimilate its meaning, but ultimately, we recite mantras to experience the vibration of each sound and syllable.
In the Ramayana, one of sacred texts of India, one Being is revered as the Son of the God of Wind and his name is Hanuman.
Hanuman is pure devotion, humility and strength – He is the perfect being.
Maharaj-ji said, "Hanuman is the breath of Ram," the breath of God. God is not far away from us but as close as our breath. Symbolically Hanuman represents the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, (Vayu) the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us. Our breath and prana for it is breath that serves the divine within us all.
Therefore, Hanuman is also called Pranadeva, or the God of Breath or Life.