“All life is Yoga.”~Sri Aurobindo Don’t worry about how much better your neighbor seems to be doing than you. Yoga, like life, is not a competition. Remember: comparison is the thief of joy. If you find yourself getting too twisted up: pause, take a deep breath, gently release, and start over. Relax your grip–your … More 10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)
This View Looking up the hill. I never tire of this view; this tree; this silhouette. These colorful clouds are a bonus. I always thought I’d have to travel far, far away to experience the wonder and beauty of this world. Now that I’m almost fifty years old, I’m realizing the most beautiful place on … More This View
Reflection Each day, each walk, she’s always there. Waiting; I’d like to think for me. But who can know? I feed her green mosses and pond-grasses. She takes them from my hand. Unafraid. Aware. Last week she bit my finger. I must remember to not take it personally. After all, she is nature. And so … More Reflection
Life, as most of us experience it, often consists of challenge and conflict. So begins Roger Housden’s book, Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. That statement calls to mind the Buddha’s First Noble Truth, the truth of suffering. As humans, suffering and struggle are two of our least favorite words, … More Dropping the Struggle: Book Review
“Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.” ~St Bernard of Clairvaux. I’ve spent the last week or so just observing nature, really taking it all in on my walks. There’s always so much going on “behind the … More Observing and Learning from Nature
“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” ― Ram Dass I’ve been thinking about identity and authenticity a lot lately. What is it to live authentically? What exactly is identity? One of the best definitions that I’ve come … More Other People’s Faces
This is the lake behind my house. Every time I walk past here I see something new, something beautiful, something that stops me in my tracks and makes me slow down to take notice. It’s a smallish lake, but when intentionally observed, it seems rather large. The day I shot this video on my iPhone, … More Mother Nature Showing Off
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