“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” Steve Maraboli
With every thought brings a new you. Pranayam is about that very principle. In modern Yogic Rhetoric, Pranayam is viewed as being a Breathing Exercise. These are controlled forms of breathing… Right nostril. Left nostril. Deep diaphragm breaths… Violent exhalations…
These are all false – as it is the belief that letting go renews the self into a new self.
The ego holds onto values that it believes defines it – locks it in this moment. We cannot release the now no more than a cancer patient can release themselves from their cancer.
All experiences are necessary to assist us to feel the self, head to toe, in every breath.
The Practice of Pranayama is the practice of ‘seeing’ that every new thought brings a new self. That with every cycle of Prana, we regenerate and rejuvenate the body based on the mind/body template we’ve created. These are formed off of the foundation of our basic faith. Our faith produces the now, because it is the blueprint of the entire cosmos in this moment.
True, inner peace and light comes when we let go of the expectations and descriptions of what the now is, and let a governing, operating and developing forces guide it through its divine harmony. Letting go is the ability of letting our faith take its own shape, when it is governed in peace, tranquility, well-being, health…
But we must understand that, even the great masters have died. Some have gone through the process of ‘death,’ to be reincarnated into a ‘new body.’ But this is a process of transformation that requires vigorous dedication and focus. The master transforms every living cell in their body into pure, energy transporting neurons…
Instead of believing that the core of ascension lies in the process of letting go – choose instead to define it as, confronting our ignorance.
Our ignorance is the veil that divides us from our divine nature. We can intellectualize the separation, but until we can directly experience it, we are locked in our cycles of Karma – this is our Dharma.
We cannot let go of our Karmic Fate – no more than we can let go of our breath – until we learn to master our ignorance and lift the veil that blinds us from our divinity.