Hi everyone. We meet tonight at 7 PM. Join me for a gentle movement practice meant to welcome us back to ourselves. The session is free of charge and supported by community members.
Some weeks ago I came across this Tweet and brought it to my classes and family. Although only a few words, the power behind the human connection and love in the message moved me deeply. I shared the Tweet in classes and students wrote pieces in response. I did not think of collecting these to… Continue reading The Prison Doors and Laughter
About seven years ago I started practicing yoga in earnest. I was in my early middle age but felt stiff and at the time, off balance. Suffering brought me to my mat. All these years later, now in my deep middle age, my body is a little more achy, but not surprisingly, I’m a little… Continue reading What is possible?
Hi everyone. How are you? It doesn’t seem like we can get rid of the uncertainty that blankets the country and community. In my last post I brought up Issa’s poem on swatting mosquitoes while praying to Buddha. The three lines of the poem pull the rug on any kind of semblance that any of… Continue reading Does it feel relentless?
All the time I pray to Buddha I keep on killing mosquitoes. Issa I came upon this Haiku this morning and laughed. The poet captures the human condition beautifully. At least he captures mine. There’s the ideal I set out for myself and then the reality of the situation I find myself in. The two… Continue reading Killing Mosquitoes in Times Like These
When we come to the end, having loved and being loved makes all of the difference.
I read the following Tweet yesterday. The writer is an incarcerated individual who has a cellphone. They post from their prison cell. In all of the darkness of my incarceration, the most beautiful sound that cuts through it all is laughter. The resilient human spirit is an awe inspiring thing. — RailroadedUnderground (@RailroadUnderg1) October 13,… Continue reading Through Darkness
Pandemic fatigue, anyone? Yup. I, too, am struggling. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I have all sorts of things to write about but I can’t seem to get myself to do so. Today I’m putting this post out there as a message in a bottle. I’m not sure who will… Continue reading Relief from Pandemic Fatigue
Noticing the stories that run through our mind allows us to raise awareness and experience personal growth.