Welcome to Day 13 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge! Today’s challenge is to cultivate silence into your day. Try to spend at least an hour being silent. That means no cell phone, texting, email, TV or even music. Notice what comes up as you practice. Do you struggle with silence or is it a relief? Does it bring up feelings of sadness or joy? Try to just be with everything that comes up.
If for some reason you can’t practice silence today, put it on your schedule for next Sunday, October 20th.
Enjoy this inspirational poem by Rumi:
Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like somebody suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side.
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.
Your old life was a frantic running
The speechless full moon
comes out now.
– Jelaluddin Rumi
I wish you peace, joy and love.