It doesn’t matter if you’re cold already
What matters is that you understand the urgency of the situation.
Every day we wake up, born again but alas, still blurry…still doing what we are programmed and commanded to do- by our families, jobs, conditionings, karma…endless ways we stay in the comfortable prison box.
But I say get up. In the dark early morning – and face the shock that ultimately is inescapable anyway- face it. Die by your own hand. And do it daily.
Face the ice water bath. Get fear out of the way. Command yourself. Reprogram your nervous system.
Personally, I sit submerged under the ice water and do tummo meditation- it’s how the (real) yogis – dissolve the ice around them in the Himalayas – by becoming the flame. I do it because I’m obsessed with death and I’ve been traumatized repeatedly in my life – nothing works like the nonverbal messages we send out subconscious mind- nothing works like getting down to the bare bones of the problem.
We all face the same problem. We forget our power to burn through the lie. The truth lives within us as a flame.
This flame burns in your cauldron. You have to give it a reason to burn more brightly.
It’s you. No one else can do it.
I’ll offer you simple things. Like courage and reminders – of who you really are.
An an inextinguishable flame in a world of (false) warm and comfortable darkness.
But it’s going to take some (real) tapas to shine like that. Sharada Devi