Of being aware and grateful for everything… You think you want to join the challenge?
Not too long ago I was on a 10-day silent retreat called Vipassana (no phone or internet the whole time, total disconnection). Of course that deserves a special blog as I wanna share how it helped me a lot in my own personal journey.
Anyway, the 10-day retreat taught me to BE AWARE of every moment of my life. For the duration of 10 days, I was waking up early to wait for the sunrise to break the day and drink tea to wait for the golden sun to give way to the dark night full of stars stamped with the moonlight.
My morning prayer was always “O Sun King, let your sunshine fill my heart with love and light today.” Smilingly, I would place my heart just above my heart and in humble salutation to the sun.
My afternoon prayer was, “May I share this light to every creature I meet- big or small, nice or naughty, lovable or unlovable. May I generate peace and harmony to everyone.” And then the sun sets while the birds begin to return on their nest and the nocturnal insects begin to serenade the moon.
For the duration of 10 days I saw lots of positivity and glow in my own life and face. There is something in starting the day and ending it with the right attitude.
So I want to share this challenge to all my readers. Starting tomorrow, I would do the 10-day Sunset and Sunrise Challenge again.
I encourage you to do the same. Promise, it will lessen your stress and help you in whatever you are going through in life right now. It will remind you to be thankful of the beauty around and actually find the treasure within your heart. You can change the prayer to whatever you like but basically the thought is just to be present with the moment and filling your heart with light. As you know light and darkness cannot co-exist in the heart.
I really hope you can join. Maybe share this challenge to your friends and loved ones.
After the 10-day sunrise and sunset challenge, please share your experience by using the comment section below.
“In happy hours, nature appears to us one with art; art perfected, — the work of genius. And the individual, in whom simple tastes and susceptibility to all the great human influences overpower the accidents of a local and special culture, is the best critic of art. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. The best of beauty is a finer charm than skill in surfaces, in outlines, or rules of art can ever teach, namely, a radiation from the work of art of human character — a wonderful expression through stone, or canvas, or musical sound, of the deepest and simplest attributes of our nature, and therefore most intelligible at last to those souls which have these attributes.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson