Kālachakra – wheel of time
«O Knower of every thing! Thus, without Jñāna (knowledge, wisdom) Mukti never comes to men, wandering in this wheel of Time (Kālacakra) composed of the three Guṇas» (Devi Bhagavata Purana, 1.24).
Kālachakra is the wheel of time, therefore the revolution, the movement of time (in India there is a circular convention of time). More generally it can indicate the vicissitudes of life or even the wheel of fortune.
Do you happen to compare what you are doing now to something you have already done in the past? It happens, we tend to see history as cyclical. Karmic experiences reinforce this idea, as they seem to recur in the same way. In reality, circumstances are always different. Man can always be the same, as Machiavelli said, but if you have worked on yourself, if you have learned from experience, you are not exactly the same. This step of the cycle is an evolutionary step, to a higher plane. Enjoy it for what it is.
Chakra-āsana, wheel pose
Circularity can also be openness!
Have you ever thought what your life would be like without memory? Try to savor each experience as new, immediately chase away the memory whenever it comes to your mind.
Mantra of the month
«A new cycle».