Magic Minute #6: Empty, full, fulfilled, fill-fulled

The Magic Minute; the time to refresh, restore, revive; the tiny amount of time you give yourself to float off on the very biggest things in Life, the Universe and Everything – until you go about your daily business, get on the wheel again. A precious moment, during which you can be filled with glow. Power seed thoughts leading to insight, leading to experience, leading to changed action.

But it’s been occurring to me lately – and this is directly from my own recent experience – that we can’t be filled with glow, with bliss, with abundance, with contentment, peace and power unless we make room for them first. This may not be true in all cases. Sometimes, and again I know this from experience, you’re lucky enough to be able to take on board an infinite supply of glow – the warmth, light and bliss that is your natural state of being – without having to flush out the crap. The crap just sort of flows out because the beauty is flowing in and pushing it out. The two can’t coexist; not when you’re 100% full, anyway.

But we’re almost never 100% of anything, us imperfect humans. if you’re beset by unruly thought patterns, a set of anxieties or attitudes that you’re finding it difficult to shake – over,  for example, money or work or family or health – it pays to focus on emptying that out first, starting the process of ‘voiding’ so you can draw in the glow. Release, let go, give up, offer up; many ways to express and experience it. The only thing you mustn’t do is force it, because that just makes it stronger and deeper rooted. Let it go. Let it out. Freedom can be found in fullness, fulfilment, fill-fullment; it can also be found in emptiness. Is that where you need to go first?

About Aidan

The Ecology of the Soul is the culmination of a lifetime of study and practice of hatha yoga and Raj Yoga. Aidan studied with BKS Iyengar, and was a dedicated member of the Brahma Kumaris, teachers of Raja Yoga, during his 20s. The basic understanding of the Soul and God is pure Raja Yoga, but it is the 'ecology' principle that drives the system's emphasis on balancing our spiritual powers. We return to our natural state of happiness, contentment, peace – and power.
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