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Theme of the month

Theme of the Month: Grow

By: Jurre Twijnstra

At the end of 2021, we asked our students to share their intentions, questions, and needs for the upcoming year with us. Out of these intentions, we shaped 12 themes to guide our community throughout 2022. Each month, a member of the Delight community will share their thoughts on this theme from the heart. We invite you to join our online Monthly Satsang and online Ayurveda Sangha for more inspiration, connection, and spiritual direction.

Please enjoy this month's theme, 'Grow', written by Jurre Twijnstra.

As we enjoy the Delight spaces, we might acknowledge why we appreciate the peaceful serene environment which feels comfortable to the mind. The benches feel like old wood falling apart - a beautiful antiquity. We trick the mind into this comfortable experience which allows us to appreciate the old bench.

But in each invitation to practice, we trick and grow the mind to be in uncomfortable spaces, and slowly we overcome the discomfort and start to even enjoy what was once scary. Inside of what once brought anxiety and fear, now we can feel at peace.

It is in this way that we grow, in playful interactions with our discomfort and fears.

As we grow, our perceptions of our experiences are changing; our horizons expand in space, time, and location.

As seeds of awareness are planted by experience, it’s this awareness that grows the experience of comfort.

As the apanic grounding forces create connections within all dimensions of the body, the prana has the stability to rise and expand All energy centres in growth - All into the energy of the universe.

Life is a mental garden planting endlessly various seeds of awareness beyond dimensions of comprehension.

Grow plants

Grow from plants

Grow the body as plants

Grow mental into physical

Grow physical into energetic

Grow energetic into esoteric

Grow esoteric into All

Grow inwards

Grow in length

Grow with gravity

Grow apanic

Grow yielding

Grow pranic

Grow energetic

Grow esoteric

Grow kundalini

Growth is hard work these days

Grow is a pure luxury that starts between the ears.

Grow contentment

Grow content

Grow universal identity

Grow timeless mind

Grow inner aspiration

Grow sensations of the body

Grow openness to things we don’t know

Grow less certain

Grow the heart feelings

Grow mindless

Grow abilities

Grow fearless

Grow devotion

Grow dedication

Grow to understand we don’t understand

Grow trust in All

Grow seeing all geometry

Grow feelings of geometry

Grow life from geometry

Grow with God, whatever it means to you

Grow with Nature

Grow freedom in mind and body

Grow in space

Grow compassion

Grow Love

Grow a body understanding - input, output

Grow to listen, observe, and receive

Grow to understand how we are formed

Grow cultural appreciation

Grow out of cultures

Grow contact with the breath

Grow awareness in the breath

Grow mindful uninterrupted breathings

Grow in a flow to go

Grow into death

Grow Peace

Grow in sharing

Grow in caring

Grow by seeing your path

Grow your own path

Grow the world organically

Grow your knowledge of your ancestors

Grow to be a good ancestor

Grow to realise we forget things in this life

Grow so we can meet the next life

From some decoration on your path

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