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How Do You Know Brilliance? (mostly the music w/a link) December 4, 2021

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Changing Perspectives, Chanukah, Hope, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Yoga.
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“Happy Chanukah!” for those who are celebrating.

“Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,

what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.

 

In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.

 

And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am”

 

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– quoted from Sonnets to Orpheus, II.29 by Rainer Maria Rilke

Please join me for a 90-minute virtual yoga practice on Zoom today (Saturday, December 4th) at 12:00 PM. Use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.

Saturday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify. [Look for “Chanukah (Day 6) & Rilke for 12042021”]

In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, recordings, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations are tax deductible; class purchases are not necessarily deductible.)

 

Click here for last year’s post related to this date.

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