look in a mirror,
bountiful living means you,
you in all your splendor, your loving, your
feeling, your insights and your confusion,
the complexity and simplicity that makes you,
is all that is bountiful.
Look no further, you are the wealth of the world.
and you will experience bountiful living.
The realization that I'll never be a mother of a kindergartener again stings and yet,
how can I not be overcome with joy at how good and full she is
in her embrace of this new thing in her life? Ah, the very crux of life and change!
Her only request for her special day?
To have a cheeseburger for dinner.
And the very thought of that gave her such delight.
Really, where would I be without these little people reminding me
to delight in all the small things???
So, yoga teaches that we are
all here to guide, teach and support
each other in the process of being.
We will all have to struggle through the myriad challenges that will occur
in the uncovering of our light and this process can take lifetimes.
The first step of true healing is to see our lives beyond reason,
embrace the mystery,
stay present and breathe
and have the strength every day in all moments
to forgive ourselves and each other
for the impossibly vulnerable task of being in these bodies at this time.
Breathe and all will be revealed,
love and all will be healed.
This is yoga.