Am I being intolerant? Am I being closed-minded and judgmental? Am I a hypocrite to write this blog with the goal of spreading love and compassion and positive energy and yoga and then to write someone off because they don't share my view?
For those of you who live with others or who have a 'quarantine family,' imagine 10 weeks of not being kissed, hugged, having your hand shaked or being touched in any way by anyone? Humans are social creatures, and we need physical contact.
My great hope is that each of us shines a little brighter each day, and that we share that light with people who are in the darkness in that moment, and that on the days that our light is not as bright, we have people who share their light with us.
It is very easy to get weighed down by the gravity of what is going on and feel like there is something more one could or should be doing.
I often find when I am struggling emotionally, and feel like things outside of my control are taking over my life, I try to regain some control where I can.
If you have ever thought about meditation, maybe this is a good moment for you to try too. Let's try to send lots of peace, love and calm to the world together! And let's also remember to be kind to ourselves. There is no 'failing' at meditation. Try it and then let it go; the point is not to dwell or judge or criticize.
I will continue this series to share what I am doing to put my journey back into gear. I have been idling enjoying the place where I arrived, but now it is time to push on, to challenge myself, to climb the next hill, to round the next curve because as good as this place is, I know the next will be even better.
I was full of shame. I was mortified. I felt worthless. I felt undeserving of love, of my job of living. I won't say that I was suicidal, but I was doing things that easily could have gotten me killed. Even now, I sometimes wake up from a nightmare thinking about moments when I was so close to death that I don't know what saved me. At the time I didn't care.
Photo: Watercolor by my Aunt Judy. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou I have often said that butterflies are my 'spirit animal.' I loved them even as a child, but as an adult, I find them even... Continue Reading →
Yoga saved me when I was in a very dark place; yoga sustained me when I was unemployed and it became half of my income; and yoga continues to challenge me and to bring me happiness. I hope to continue on this journey until my body absolutely cannot anymore.