That which is between

It is there. All of it. What I think and feel. What I need to say. What I need to free. Sometimes I imagine that I clutch at it with my hands, but it is as if they are covered by many layers of thick rubber which are covered by many layers of heavy woolen fabric. I am able to feel nothing except the broadest strokes of this thing. I can gauge its general breadth and weight, but I cannot sense all its tactile nuances. I know it to be large and heavy, but I cannot tell you of its […] Read more...

In Celebration of Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month here in the US. I thought I would share one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite writers. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers by Langston Hughes I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.   My soul has grown deep like the rivers.   I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the […] Read more...

She Let Go…

I had to share this beautiful piece, by Ernest Holmes which I saw over at the blog of  BikramYogChick. This is so beautiful. So beautiful. Enough Said. She Let Go “She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for […] Read more...

Staying Close to the Simple Things

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A  few days ago our yoga teacher repeatedly reminded us to stay close to the simple things in our practice. These things – breath, awareness, focus –  he said, were the foundation which would enable us to push through when the work we were doing  became challenging. Today was a day full of simple things. It was my Mother’s Birthday. I had to drive 2 and half hours to a meeting today and even then I was able to stay close to the simple things.  Waking up at 4am to the stillness of early morning, when all is so quite […] Read more...

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