Rough and Smooth

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“The peace we are looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.”      -Pema Chodron

Mudra Practice: Hand gestures:method of Citta Bhavana- Cultivating a specific state of mind

VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA: Buddhist mudra   vajra- thunderbolt, powerfully focused energy, unshakable confidence and inner strength

Vajra also means lightening bolt and diamond suggesting something powerful, indestructible and luminous.

Vajra alternate meaning- “true self”, Pradama meaning “trust” or “confidence”

Interlace fingers in front of your heart while seated or in standing yoga practice, creating a web of both strength, but softness, as if you are tying a safe web over something precious.

Close eyes and center your attention into your breathing, feeling breath in the chest, solar plexus and side ribs

“I come in peace because I am peace”

 

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