Day 5 was a good day.
“The philosophy of life is this : Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.” - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Just typing out the above quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi fills my heart with peace and bliss. Just typing out this quote makes me feel lighter and happier knowing that I am not supposed to struggle. I have to just be and let things flow, I do not have to resist.
So back to day 5 of my journey. I woke up on this day feeling okay. No extreme emotions, not happy not sad just accepting. Again I did my morning pre-TM routine and went back to bed for my meditation. It was a bit of a struggle this time as I find that I am beginning to have some expectations. This brings me back to Maharishi's quote above. This is maybe how TM is supposed to be also. It is not supposed to be a struggle. My TM teacher kept emphasising that TM is an innocent process. It is supposed to be easy and just com to you.
Nothing interesting happened on Day 5, just that as I went about my work, I noticed the clarity of my mind and how patient I was with my colleagues, how I can now get my points across more clearly and coherently. As the day went by, I was finally home. Did my evening meditation before going for my run. My teacher advised that it is better to mediate before performing an exercise so that you are calmer. The meditation went well , nothing dramatic. I set out for my run after.
Oh my god! The run was amazing. First I did 12km which was a record. I have never gone above 8km. Secondly, throughout my run, I felt so happy, like I can do anything, anything is possible. I was running with a smile on my face. I saw couples in the park along the way and I begin to bless them and pray that they have everlasting love. I saw the birds, I saw the trees swaying in the wind. It was beautiful. I finally stopped at a reservoir which was being lit by a beautiful crescent moon. The light from the moon bouncing off the water, it was beautiful. I stopped to admire the beauty god created and felt grateful. Its funny the things you notice when you are actually present and not lost in your own thoughts.