Day 13

Well, I've been dutifully doing my practice every day, spurred on by all of the encouraging comments I've received. I hadn't felt any change until today, then... "bang!" something was different. I hadn't experienced this mental state since I gave up daily practice 5 months ago.

If you've practised Sudarshan Kriya regularly, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't done Kriya, then words won't fully convey the experience, but they may at least pique your interest.

I can't speak for others, but regular Kriya practice leads to days like today – where I feel calm yet fully alert. It's a heightened state of awareness in which you are taking in all around you, but it doesn't shift you from your calm centre. Today was a potentially stressful day at work; cash-flow-critical tasks were being dumped on me left, right and centre. I could see that no one else could do them and there was no way they could be achieved in the time available. Under normal circumstances, this would have been stressful - knowing that it's impossible to achieve the goals that are asked of you and seeing that they are important to the company's survival.

Without going into details, I dealt with the pressure. It feels like tasks are getting knocked off as efficiently as possible, recruiting the help of others when needed, while keeping Management informed of what can realistically be achieved.

The real bonus is that I'm enjoying the challenge - it feels like a game, an important game, but in the end nothing more than a game.

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