This year I've consistently turned to Gurumayi's teachings and guidance on the breath. My decision to rely on the teachings for support has turned challenges into gold mines of self-discovery.
This verse holds great significance for me as this year comes to an end and as I consider how I have assimilated the teachings into my life and how I want to practice them as I move forward. As I read the verse, I spontaneously drew a breath full of awe and felt a flood of gratitude for the continuous support and timely guidance I receive from Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
Recently I have been practicing releasing my mind into the breath and releasing my whole body into the breath. Whenever I remember to do this, I experience letting go of all my worries as my mind "settles down," and I reconnect with my heart.
I am so grateful to have learned this way of connecting to the heart again and again. It is such a blessing!
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
As I was reading this verse on the breath, gratitude arose to Gurumayi for the gift of her Message for 2017.
As I practice Gurumayi’s Message, my life is transforming. I am able to experience beauty, peace, and love in the world around me. Amidst the challenges in my life, when I turn my awareness to my breath, I experience solace, rejuvenation, and increased focus. I am able to do my daily jobs well.
As I focus on my breath, any feelings of negativities within me are replaced by waves of happiness, tranquility, and love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, with all my heart for giving me the right understanding about the breath and why I need to always bring my awareness back to my breath.
a Siddha Yogi from Lucknow, India
Because I am a lover of birds, the imagery of this verse appealed to my mind. As I read the verse, my mind—like the tethered bird—settled down and merged into my breath, resting in sweet stillness. The experience was so natural and yet so profound.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
I am grateful for this reminder to come back to the restful space where I can peacefully settle into the rhythm of life, the rhythm of the breath.
What beauty there is in these verses from the Upanishads!
a Siddha Yogi from Clifton Hill, Australia