What’s Right with the World*
It has been gloomy, I will admit.
One nice, almost-but-not-quite-spring day seems surrounded by dark, dismal, rainy ones.
I will admit,
I’ve had the thought:
Is the weather partnering with the pandemic to test our patience?
Ridiculous, yet true a thought.
Feeling victimized by the overcast, cold days, as self-imposed as that is, I have struggled this week to force myself out the doorway.
I will admit.
My attention too easily is pulled toward the uncertainty,
It has been hard,
I know there is grace.
I know there is beauty.
I see the frenetic chipmunks wonderfully scurrying around.
I smile at the chunky robins busily carrying yummies in their beaks.
I crack up at all the Mrs. Cardinals with their bright, fantastic red noses.
Yet for me,
I will admit,
It’s been hard to stay in the beauty.
Connecting to my Source seems fuzzier, harder to rest within, more a sliding in and out of spiritual contact, rather than settling in, a relaxing into the Grace.
Then I watched Dewitt Jones’ Ted-Talk.
And I remembered.
I remembered again.
It’s not about staying There.
It’s about the human dance between
Remembering and forgetting,
Suffering and beauty,
Constriction and breath.
That’s the practice!
We are equipped
We are able
That is the gift of Yoga off the Mat.
Dewitt reminded me.
He is a National Geographic photographer, writer and film director, who sounds suspiciously like a yogi.
He helped me remember the power of choice, the reframe that we have talked about in our Kripalu teachings for decades.
Please give yourself the gift of these 18 minutes:
I choose to give myself
A practice of choice,
A practice of celebration
To keep coming
Not to leap over
But to give
Please join me in that practice!
For added inspiration, here is Dewitt Jones’ gallery:
Share Circles for the Week
Our chance to join together, practicing mindful communication, to remember we are not alone. Please join if you can by just coming on Zoom, utilizing the below links—no registration is needed. The link will take you into the Zoom meeting.
Please note: You’ll need the password share2020 to enter the meeting.
Donation is appreciated, 5% will be given to the Berkshire County Food Bank.
(No registration needed)
- Tuesday, May 5th, @ 2:00 EST http://coacharuni.com/tuesdaymay5-share-circle/
- Thursday, May 7th, @ 2:00 EST http://coacharuni.com/thursdaymay7-share-circle/