Walking out in a tank top on a moonlit night as the eighty degree soft wind brushes against bare arms. Clouds drift across the sky reflecting the light of the moon and carrying the tone of day-end peace. I love summer nights. I love the sounds of the crickets, cicadas, and frogs all doing their mysterious things behind the shadowed brush. I love the pavement glistening damp and sheen orange from the street lamps. I even love the city with sparkling side walks and laughter echoing from bar patios.
That's really the ticket. Taking care of myself by knowing when I need a break to recharge. That has been the key to the success of this summer: spending time fostering the family's interests while also nurturing myself. It feels like living with the kind of relish I remember from my indulgent youth. Each action worthy of the moment, even when just hanging around the house watching TV. There's intention, honest joy and the days pass as plump, sweet peaches.
Kriya in Sanskrit translates to "action." For me it signifies a state of recognition of the action of each moment as a choice. Even sleep is an action, as you are making a choice to sleep. During sleep you breath, engage in REM, and relax your muscles. Sitting on the sofa, watching TV you are recognizing the importance of that moment as a valuable step in your life. That could be learning something yourself or sharing in some cuddle time while watching a show that someone else likes. Kriya, is living with intention, and through this you feel the energy (prana, qi) flowing through your body. That is action. That is being a master of your domain.