And, of course it is a given that most people enjoy sunny days, unless they are too hot. At those times the sun may become a burden. I guess it would be safe to say that as long as it is 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit out, no humidity, and just enough easy breezy cloud cover, to give us temporary cover....all is good.
That is the way I like my day anyway....I'm sure a brisk Fall day would do for another.
When I moved back east from the west coast, I did so precisely towards the end of March. I knew that Old Man Winter would most likely be winding down by then and it would not be long before I was blessed again with the sunshine that I had grown accustomed to in Los Angeles.
I thought I had it all figured out. I knew how to hide from the pain of Winter, temporarily, until I could ease into it gradually as the seasons changed from Spring to Fall....
It all worked too, I arrived to beautiful weather in mid March! Sunny days, cool comfortable air, pretty Spring flowers.....oops!
I had forgotten all about my allergies, that pesky itching, sneezing, watery eyes! Not to mention that horrible sound I make when attempting to relieve the itch that lies deep inside my throat!
The point being, no matter how thought out our best laid plans are, there are always outside, un-thought of, unprepared for elements that arise to mix them up!
That is the meaning behind all of this work, this watching of rogue thoughts, that arise and tell us that, The rain ruined my day!" No your thoughts surrounding the rain, your resistance to what is, is ruining your day, your time, your life! Relax!
Why not allow the rain? It did not appear to ruin your day, it appeared to provide the earth the moisture that it needs to sustain life. If that makes you uncomfortable, instead of resisting it, allow it. Sit with it. Let it reach the very part of you that wills to disallow it and let it resolve.
Resistance to what is and the measures we take to make it right block us from reaching the infinite sun that burns within us. A sun that can only be covered by a cloudy, rainy, cold day, if we choose to allow it.
Yoga teaches us that "The Fire in the Belly" the "Manipura Chakra" is an eternal source of sun, heat, and strength. This is the sun that always shines inside of you...so the next time the rain or anything else ruins your mood, don't resist it, allow it to be purged by the sun that shines within.
In the words of New Edition, "Can You Stand the Rainnnnnnnnnn?"
Today I am thankful for the rain, the snow, the heat, the cold, the sun and the clouds, they are daily reminders of my personal energy source!
Lifeis: About dancing in the rain!