Tamas and Jyothi – darkness and light
«Grieve not for those departed; That takes thee backward; Rise from darkness to brighter glory, Come, we grasp thy hands» (Atharva-Veda, 8.1.8).
It is difficult to see the good side of an unexpected event that takes away something that you considered precious or important: whether it is a relationship, an object or even just a habit. Yet there is something positive in everything, as there is also something negative in what you consider positive. In short, there is a time and a usefulness for everything and when this time and this utility vanishes, it is necessary to accept the fact that that thing no longer has a reason to exist. Get angry if you want, don’t suffocate the pain or disappointment, vent them as long as you need to let go and start off lighter.
Ardha chandra-āsana, half moon pose
The moon grows and decreases, it is dark and then bright, it is a cycle. Remember this every day by practicing this pose for one minute per side.
Take a physical and mental object and write about its positive characteristics or qualities and its negative sides. Do this exercise every day.
Mantra of the month
«Om asato but …»
(the Pavanama Mantra is a purification mantra, listen to it and read the text here).