Dance With You

I want to keep dancing until I fall into the undiscovered depths of my heart. The music of our hearts played its tune Strings of a violin nestled in a cocoon Hands entwined under a starlit night With the sound of the waves, an invite. Many melodies run across our time The manifold beats letting our souls climb And through the sundry our lives tell There never was a dance meant for farewell. And so we keep the music at bay Swaying left and right however far away For in our souls we hold ever so true Whispering hearts, “I … Continue reading Dance With You

PreMą | Haiku, etc. | Day 6

No reins, no blinders Full bloom overflows with love Spill the world with it. Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life — not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light. ~ Lama Surya Das Dream Awake As it comes to pass the end of a soulful journey, among the many yet to come. The minutes ticking slowly towards my flight back home. The feeling inside me of life at a wondrous height; Carrying it … Continue reading PreMą | Haiku, etc. | Day 6

Santosa | Haiku

Smile where you are now Wind in its uncertainty May blow peace within. Only when we can be content in the midst of difficulty can we be truly free. Only when we can remain open in the midst of pain do we understand what true openness is. In our relationships, when we accept those around us as they truly are, not as we want them to be, we are practicing santosa. ~ Judith Lasater Continue reading Santosa | Haiku

Expect the Unexpected

We had a Yoga Therapy workshop at our local studio, Yoga Connections, for neck and shoulders by Dillon Cherrett. Admittedly, it wasn’t something I expected. In fact, I totally had envisioned something else. We began with an opening mantra… and chanting (and yes, you will love Dillon’s voice!)… and my mind started to wander… will the others sing as well?? We belong to a community where the possibility of even humming an OM can create a raucous in the area. And slowly my doubts and fears subsided as the voices of 20 courageous yogis filled up the room. The workshop … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected