I was drawn out of my way to peek in to this web of roots, branches and shadows on water. I felt as if I was pulled in towards the womb of the Earth. I had posted the original picture in this postlast month. The words describe the special experience of being there.
This glimpse simply made me feel blessed. The beautiful goose was peacefully strolling around ahead of me and as I reached this curve, I found it sheltering here with such ease and quiet. Reminding me of how we share this planet, how we belong to the same nature and can find such rest & respite if we would choose to.
I have been looking for a doorway back into this space certainly. There was an inert kind of sadness when my inspiration to keep posting trickled to a stop, earlier this year. I trusted it to show me when and where to be. I woke up this morning with a design of the quote image above and a clear feeling of wanting to bring it here for my WordPress friends.
As the entire world went through tumultuous changes that came with the pandemic, I took time to appreciate simple blessings, the gifts of being alive, the deepening heart connections for how real the ephemeral nature of our existence is.
Sadness is really one side of the coin, when a mere breeze from the air or a caring word from someone brings us joy.
Happiness heals the planet the kind that makes you smile from the heart …and from behind your closed eyes the kind that is only truly felt …if the joy is shared
I questioned myself a lot for what my purpose on this planet is, what is my role truly in all my relations, gave myself permission to practice being unapologetically myself and enjoyed the privileges afforded to me. I went through some major internal shifts but then who hasn’t lately?!!
As we all question what our role is In this world when none can stay passive Take care of yourself no guilt & then give We are all together in how our heart lives this
I am so happy and grateful to be back here to connect with you all and further explore the emergence of inspiration and new avenues of being!
Humble gratitude to all of you who emailed me or left messages in this space to ask about my well-being and to let me know that I am missed. Means-a-lot-whole-lot-to-me. You have been the most kind witness of my inner world when it poured out and needed to be received.
As I make my way to find you and your words, one by one, I await your visit on my post with childlike curiosity for who would I engage with next as I perhaps see your comment 🙂
I was amused at these questions to me asked
I would love answering them
With all that comes to heart
You practice yoga, you still got sick?
You teach yoga, you still get mad?
You are a poet, why do you get often sad?
I practice yoga, not to be always blissed
I practice yoga to always be blessed
With the awareness of all that I feel
With my emotions often I reel
Sometimes feel them so deep and so swell
That is how I am capable of teaching so well
I don’t veil the humanness in me
To showcase the spiritualness in me
You can underestimate me
Or just try and converse with me
I am not always at bliss
I feel I know the way to bliss
I have tasted it, felt it
Stumbled on my way to it
I intend to keep going
You can count on me
To truthfully show you exactly how and where I fell
That’s how a true yoga teacher to me, I can tell
I am a poet, often express the woeful sad
I find all emotions in gratitude clad
Once all beautiful emotions become words
I feel the bliss of pure joy, nothing hurts
Life and yoga and poetry
People and emotions and sundry
All seamlessly blended and lived
And experienced and felt through
I am that person who can uplift you
While immersed in the trenches of my own life stew
There is a lot in life to look up to
You can come with me and I with you
I am a human permeable to all that is life
At times I feel I permeate all that is life!
Is this moment
Is this day
Is this life All as you know it will pass
Is the relation
With all around you All as you know can change
Is your pursuits
Is your accomplishments
Is your contentment All as you know will change
Is your humanness
In all imperfection
Is no need for perfectness All that you strive for will come
Is the lesson
Is the opportunity
Is the message All the experiences that they bring
Is the choice of joy
Is the choice of love
Is the choice of conscience All that you do become blessings
Is all compassion
Is all gratitude
Is all forgiveness All those you know and for self
Is the peace
Is the pure space
Is that nothingness All that you keep is what you become
Is being your true self
Is the courage in being so
Is the freedom from living as another
All that you have got always is YOU
P.S. This post is a contribution to ForgivingFridays, a wonderful blog that is a soothing peaceful presence in this space. Thank you Debbie! I offer this composition to forgive every time I fail to acknowledge the preciousness of all there is!
Life is either a dream
Or this a dream come true
We talked about this, ago a decade
Comes true, milestone as we celebrate
Silent Stay Retreat though the name
Heartful conversations part of our game
Lounging under the sky and the moon
Soaking in the rain, silence of the meditation room,
Hammocks, happiness, gifts of gratitude
Expansive views, long walks on trails
Thoughts and ideas from heart set sail
Blissed and blessed
May the memories serve when stressed
Life is either a dream
Or this a dream come true.
A dear friend and I talked since long about taking time out from being busy moms, for a weekend retreat, to nourish the infinite beings in us. That dream came true to celebrate our soon approaching birthdays, not far apart 🙂 Infinite gratitude for this time to come to us, sooner than we imagined possible!