Week 3, Friday, October 24 – Yoga has taught me the truth of what Henry Morrison wrote, “True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one’s self; but the point is not only to get out – you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.” If we look for the answers too hard, we might find them because we’re on the hunt, but if we allow things to unfold and respond to the universe, we can find meaning in all the little things that happen to us. For me, on Day 1 of my 30-Days Project, I wanted to see if I could craft a better day than I usually had just by paying attention to the meaningfulness of what happened. The moon was a crescent with two stars within its curve when I arrived in front of the yoga studio. I became part of the power generated when ten women with ujjayi breath do sun salutations to the rhythm of their breaths and chanting Indian music. During that hour, the breath and the movement of our bodies kept me in the moment. We were not in the past, which is set in stone and cannot change, or in the future, which cannot be controlled. When I focus on what’s happening right here, right now, I slow down time. I feel elemental, uncomplicated, at peace. For me, being in the moment was time with God. It was living life as a prayer. Nothing could be more perfect. I have what Morrison called a “getting out of one’s self.” I was not in my head but just was. At the end of the day, it seemed that everything about the day tied into living meaningfully and connectively but I would have to become absorbed in this errand, this project of living perfect days, and not let my intellect control the days.