It is so amazing, how the body changes every day. Today my beloved body was stiff, which amused me. I have the right techniques to deal with stiffness. I focus even more on the breath, because this is what counts. A deep and even breath is the goal. This can be exercised also when the body is stiff. Doing this the body becomes soon more flexible. I did a few suryas today. It is Friday, my favourite excuse for being lazy on the mat. My few rounds of pranayama in the end were good. Tomorrow I will have time for a more intensive practice.
On rejection: Rejection is something everybody experiences during a life time and not only once. When rejected, it becomes obvious that other people have another image of us than we have of ourselves. There is a gap between the self-image and how others see us. And when rejected other people think probably worse of us than we do. Rejection happens in many areas of our lives, it can happen in our personal relationships and in our job lives. Each time a vacuum is created when the rejection goes so far that the other person does not want to have anything to do with us. This vacuum is neutral. For most people it is difficult to stand this vacuum. We are used to distract ourselves all the time. Suddenly this emptiness appears. Also the feeling of being unable to do anything, the feeling of being powerless comes up. The only possibility that we have is to accept. The vaccuum can be filled with something new. But what comes next? This is what makes life so exciting.
During my last 2 weeks new contacts develop at the company. Yesterday I spent my lunch time with a French colleague. We spent the time in a close park of a hospital. There we sat on a bench in the shadow of a huge tree ate our sandwiches and cakes and exchanged stories of our lives. It was a wonderful encounter. To be continued. I love it to get to know stories of other peoples life.
Day 11 today, 10 more days and then it is over. "Everything has an end", my nice colleague told me with sadness yesterday. "I will cry when you go." "No, you won't", I answered to console her, "we'll keep in touch."