Sitting in the local coffee shop, I began reading the April letter from the Siddha Yoga Swamis. As I followed the instructions given from Gurumayi’s book The Yoga of Discipline
and breathed in and out deeply several times, a wave of gratitude passed through me.
This year, more than any other, meditation has come easily for me. Thank you, Gurumayi, for your loving care and attention.
a Siddha Yogi from Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Reading this letter from the Swamis led me to contemplate the importance of the simple, yet primordial act of breathing in my life. Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we leave.
I think of how, when we are born, we gasp for air, our lungs fill up with oxygen for the first time, and we embark on a new journey. We don’t need to be taught how to breathe. Breathing freely is natural to us. Yet, as we grow, we may unlearn this perfect inborn ability, which is a lifeline to our inner Self.
As a Siddha Yogi, I can tap into this natural process again, guided by the Kundalini Shakti awakened by my Guru’s grace. I simply need to be steadfast in my meditation practice, and focus on my breathing throughout the day to calm my mind and soothe my emotions.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for being a constant source of inspiration.
a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina