Now Is The Time, Now Is Sacred
It is hard to know what to write these days. It is difficult to find meaning in what feels like madness.
As we are bombarded with distraction and uncertainty, it feels natural to want to connect with our inner stillness. A yoga practice can help guide and give purpose to this turning inward – in some ways, a retreat from the external world.
At the end of a yoga asana practice, we are offered the sacred opportunity to withdraw our senses from the external environment during savasana.
To close our eyes.
To let go of the sounds and stimuli which surround us.
To – as completely as possible – surrender our weight into the support of the Earth.
To rest in the seat of our deepest knowing.
At times, this journey can feel unsettling. Letting go of the tangible world and trusting the intangible is a difficult task. If there was ever a time to do it, though – now is the time.
Now Is The Time
Now is the time to know
That all you do is sacred.
Now, why not consider
A lasting truce with yourself and God.
Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child’s training wheels
To be laid aside
When you can finally live
Hafiz is a divine envoy
Whom the Beloved
Has written a holy message upon.
My dear, please tell me,
Why do you still
Throw sticks at your heart
What is it in that sweet voice inside
That incites you to fear?
Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.
This is the time
For you to deeply compute the impossibility
That there is anything but Grace.
Now is the season to know
That everything you do
When we move through each day with intention, practice mindful enjoyment of life’s simple and decadent pleasures, speak and act with care — we honor ourselves, each other, and the bounty of the Earth.
Recognize that everything you do is sacred and the world will transform from the inside out.