The All of This

​ ​‪The All of This Morning sun shines shadows on wood  and earth/  water tricklings  song of bird echoes and blend with the green enveloping me/ all of this  and the all of this/ reminding me over and over  that paradise is where I am.‬ ~cheryl capaldo traylor My garden pond May 2017. After a … More The All of This

10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)

“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)


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

Daring Something 

Evening thoughts: If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.~~Neil Gaiman Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.~~ Joseph Campbell The tragedy of … More Daring Something