After three weeks of getting up and going straight to work, I am welcoming the chance to have some space in the morning. Some space to stretch, some space to not immediately get busy, some space to relax and connect. To relax first thing in the morning… seems odd that I’d need to, having rested a whole night, but there it is: tension on waking. Sleep isn’t necessarily restful. So, instead of two hours of computers, video players, storage systems, this morning it’s been two hours of gentle stretches, sustained poses, relaxation and sitting quietly, gauging where I’m at today, the issues, short and long term, how I am feeling. Basically, being in touch and going in instead of out, to start the day.
Surely, love is not a thing of the mind; and because the things of the mind have filled our hearts, we have no love. The things of the mind are jealousy, envy, ambition, the desire to be somebody, to achieve success. These things of the mind fill your hearts, and then you say you love; but how can you love when you have all these confusing elements in you? When there is smoke, how can there be a pure flame?
– Krishnamurti, Book Of Life, 12 April