The Radiance Sutras are a wonderful set of verses which help us to stop and appreciate the present moment. They are translated from an ancient text and give us 112 ‘yuktis’, or yoga meditation practices, for opening to the divine mystery within everyday experiences… here is yukti 51…
Wherever, whenever you feel carried away,
Rejoicing in every breath,
There, there is your meditation hall.
Cherish these times of absorption-
Rocking the baby in the silence of the night,
Pouring water into a crystal glass,
Tending the logs in a crackling fire,
Sharing a meal with a circle of friends,
Embrace these pleasures and know,
“This is my true body.”
Nowhere is more holy than this.
Right here is the sacred pilgrimage.
Live in alertness for such a moment, my beloved,
As if it were your one meeting with the Creator.
(Taken from The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche)