Updated: Sep 18, 2019
Resourced from: The Yamas & Niyamas by: Deborah Adele
Can you recall a time in your life when tears silently welled in your eyes with the stirring of overwhelming love; moments when beauty stopped you and captured you in wonder; moments when contentment and well-being ooze from your pores; moments when the life force pulsed through you like electricity making you feel vibrant and young? Moments like these make us feel PURE and energetic.
Practicing purity is to engage in cleansing processes, both physical and mental, that can prepare us for these kinds of experiences all the time. Cleansing prepares us for the greatness of our spirit. Taking steps to cleanse and purify will look different for each of us. It might be increasing physical exercise, increasing the amount of water intake or perhaps it takes the form of cleaning out closets. Whatever form purifying takes, it always begins with an intention to free your body and your mind.
Think for a moment... what is weighing you down? Maybe your diet has been poor and it is time to eliminate processed foods. Maybe coffee and diet coke have been consumed too much and it is time to add water and tea? Maybe your work-space or home is full of clutter and junk and you need to tackle the clutter. How is your focus? Purity also asks that we make full and honest contact with the moment so there is nothing lost and no regrets. Can you be more intentional and be fully present with each moment so that you can go to the next thing with full awareness?
All the loads we carry can weigh down our body, mind, and spirit. As the season is changing, it is a great time to lighten the load. Can you become intentional and lighten your own load so purity awakens easily in your life?
Ponder this quote:
"I enter fully into each experience, and I come out fully from each of them too. I put the whole of me into all I do, and...out of all I do." Krishnamurti