CHEERFULNESS IN ADVERSITY
in other words, to stop moaning and get on with living. My son occasionally puts a word he’s just discovered on his Facebook page, long words, with definition and derivation. I’ve learned a lot of lovely new words from him, but I turned the tables on him with a word I found in a poem and had to look up on Wikipedia:
PRANAYAMA – a Sanskrit word meaning extension of life force, energy. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prana, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “ayāma”, to extend or draw out. (Not ‘restrain, or control’ as is often translated from ‘yam’ instead of ‘ayāma’). The origins of this yogic discipline lies in ancient Bharat (India) and what is known as present day Hinduism.
I decided that that was what I needed: ever since my spine let me down big time following the move, I have followed the line of least resistance, in fact more or less stopped living properly, written rubbish and moaned a lot. So for 2014, I resolve to moan less and just get on with things as best I can.