Creating Space

We exhale the breath inside of us so that we can inhale deeply. We let go of activities from our daily lives to pursue new interests. We release discontent from our minds to create space for peace inside. We pull up weeds crowding gardens so that vegetables, fruits, and flowers will thrive. We soften theContinue reading “Creating Space”

Ending is Beginning

I walked by this patch of earth the other day, a living, thriving, corner encased by roads and stones. I love the simplicity of this image; these are just flowers coming up to meet the relative warmth of early spring. On the other hand, the teaching of these flowers is profound. They show us theContinue reading “Ending is Beginning”

The View from My Window

Every morning that I step onto my yoga mat I have the opportunity to look out this window. The window itself is always the same, and I am standing in nearly the exact same place as yesterday. What I see though, is constantly changing. Perhaps at first glance it appears the same as yesterday, butContinue reading “The View from My Window”

Taking Care

Why is taking care of ourselves often so much more difficult than taking care of our children, our house plants, our pets, or our clients? Why do we so often put ourselves at the bottom of the list of people, things, and tasks that require our care and attention? How can we practice offering andContinue reading “Taking Care”

Just Enough

We need only ever do our best. Whether in relationships with ourselves or others, whether in work or play, whether in time or effort spent. Our best is enough. Less than our best is less than enough. More than our best is more than enough….and our best is always changing. Therefore we do just enough.Continue reading “Just Enough”

Perspective

The rain this morning reminds me of being a kid. The rain meant that we had to stay indoors, that we had to find something rather quiet to do, and that we couldn’t run about. Now the rain means that I am able to stay indoors, that I have the opportunity to choose something rather quiet toContinue reading “Perspective”