The Breaks

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds.  Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

~ Patanjali
(Sage who wrote the Yoga Sutra 1,700 years ago in India)

My first thought when I hear break it up is of a fight.  Breakup reminds me of the end of a relationship, and breakdown makes me think of someone falling apart under stressful conditions.  A break-in usually refers to illegal activities.  Most breaks are not something we want.  Even when we say “give me a break,” what are we looking for?  We want people to leave us alone and stop the pressure.

The break I like to hear about is not the lucky break you get that comes along by chance, but the breakthrough.  This word gives me a feeling that something has happened that enlightens and alters you in a way that will improve your life and that of others.

Please keep working to break through into a life of love and healing.  All the breakthroughs the great prophets had can be used to benefit us by bringing meaning to our lives today.  So take your old life and break it up.  Don’t live waiting for the lucky break.  Break up with the people in your past who led you astray, and don’t be afraid of a breakdown either.  You will come out of the darkness and break through into the light.

You deserve a break today…a breakthrough.