The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the … Continue reading 8.20.17-8.21.17 Hawaii Day 28-29
What's your offering to the world? Some might phrase it as: What's your purpose? What do you want to be when you grow up? Dream job? Dream work? Life's work? Desire? Ambition? Direction? Focus? Intent? Objective? Reason? Mission? Dream? Target? Function in the world? How many of us know? How many of us ever figure … Continue reading 8.18.17-8.19.17 Hawaii Day 26-27
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar ...and to know the difference? Maybe. What need not be endured for you? Can you cure it? What cannot be cured? Can you endure it?
Lots going on today: moving, shaking, evolving. This song has been stuck in my head all day. Have you ever really read/listened to the words? Take a gander. Let me know what you think. Share. Think. Elevate. Connect. The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that … Continue reading 8.16.17 Hawaii Day 24
Days like today are what life's all about. Spent the day with one of the most enlightened, bright, shining lights I've even known. So very thankful to know her. She gives so very much and today, I was brought to tears with the thought that I might, just might, have been able to (even in … Continue reading 8.15.17 Hawaii Day 23
Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pic from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeoning of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath … Continue reading 8.12.17-8.14.17 Hawaii Day 20-22
The past few days have been filled with rainbows, shared moons, yoga nidra, and lovely people. I'm so thankful for all the lovely lights I've met here. They are bright, vibrant, and contribute enormously to the tapestry of individuals on this journey. Each person has a unique perspective and I'm appreciating them all. Tomorrow brings … Continue reading 8.10.17 and 8.11.17 Hawaii Day 18 and 19
My dad would have been 63 today. Some years, his birthday goes by with light memories of fun birthdays past. Some years, I want to hide under the covers and cry all day. Today was one of those hide days, but yoga teacher training all day precluded me from participating in that. My dad's favorite … Continue reading 8.9.17 Hawaii Day 17
LAST NIGHT I SAW A VOLCANO! I saw this volcano under the full moon... With a Native Hawaiian gentleman chanting to Pele... With two of the most lovely humans on the face of the planet... IT WAS AMAZING! This morning's meditation, pranayama, and movement were delightful. Tomorrow marks the half way point of the course … Continue reading 8.7.17 and 8.8.17 Hawaii Day 15 and 16
**Note: Definitely thought I posted this two days ago... WRONGO! Sometimes you just need to wander... your mind, your body... Just let go. The Wanderlust Robert William Service The Wanderlust has lured me to the seven lonely seas, Has dumped me on the tailing-piles of dearth; The Wanderlust has haled me from the morris chairs … Continue reading 8.5.17 and 8.6.17 Hawaii Day 13 and 14
Today began with self-guided meditation by the ocean and an amazing inversion workshop. Being upside down with all that refreshing blood rushing to my brain always brings intense focus later in the day/evening (e.g., exciting ideas around classes, workshops, and retreats when I return home). After lunch came a long and focused discussion on developing … Continue reading 8.4.17 Hawaii Day 12
J.U.G.O. J: Judgment U: Undone G: Grace O: Only Source: Serena Aurora Sometimes ya just gotta let it go. How does judgement get in your way? How does is impact you? Your relationships? Your work? What would happen if you released judgment? Who would you be without judgment? Who do you want to be? Consider … Continue reading 8.3.17 Hawaii Day 11
The sun shines not ON us, but IN us. John Muir What a lovely morning! Met some new friends (pictured: Mel), hot Kapha flow yoga, delightful meditation, and stimulating conversation. Idea from discussion today: The sun gives all its gifts to everyone equally. There is no discrimination or withholding. What we choose to do with … Continue reading 8.2.17 Hawaii Day 10
We are one with the wind. One with the clouds... one as the waves are at one with the sea! Alfred Noyes Finally the dolphin video loaded!!! They are tough to see. There were 10-15 and you can see the dark triangular fins grazing the water. AAAAHHHH!!
Root down to rise up. What does that mean to you? How do you root down? How do you rise up? Can you do both? Can you do both in a yoga pose? In relationships? In life? How? Share. Think. Connect. Elevate. Banyan Tree I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a … Continue reading 7.31.17 Hawaii Day 8