7th of July 2009 Full Moon
Invitation to Begin or Reaffirm Your Sadhana
Sadhana is a Sanskrit word for spiritual practice.
In two days we have a full moon. On this full moon, I invite you to dedicate yourself to your spiritual exercise with the opportunity of a new start.
Traditionally this phase of the moon heralds a new start, dedication to your discipline, your teacher and to the great sage Veda Vyasa.
If you would like to take the opportunity you can do so in anyway you feel comfortable.
Some ideas :
Light a candle
Say a prayer
Awaken early (4am is suggested in traditional texts!)
Write your self a commitment
Practice with a friend
Vow to yourself to dedicate yourself to your practice
Vow something that you can keep. If it means saying ‘I’m going to practice to the best of my ability, when I can.’ Then say that.
However, don’t say ‘I’m going to practice every day for an hour’ and then be unable to stay the course. Know yourself and give yourself achievable aims. You only disappoint yourself if you aim too high and you lose your personal integrity.