Daily Archives: January 29, 2012

Day of Rest

At the end of yoga class this morning, Aramati reminded us that the stillness and peace we felt at the end of class was something we could access at any time, it was always there. There is a place inside of us, all the time, in our core, our center, that is quiet and spacious, just waiting for us to connect with it.

Sometimes it is hard to find it. We are too busy reaching into the past, getting hooked by our emotions and thoughts, grasping and clinging, working or pushing too hard, trying to force the issue or the project, making deals and plans, rushing into the future, wishing to be anywhere but here and now.

We can drop all of that, at any time. We can let it dissolve, loosen our grasp, let it go, and sink into that still center, sink into now, rest with reality as it is, in this very moment. Rest here, stay here. Be content. Be grateful. Notice, be mindful and aware–this can happen in any moment.

Why not now? Whatever it takes to get you there, however you do that, connect to that place, that space, that quiet, that stillness, that ease, and take this moment to rest there, rest here.

Small Stone: Day 29

Small Stone: Dog Park

Big V and little v, two formations of Canadian Geese fly over our heads. When they come close, the vibration of their wings sounds like giant bumblebees.

Eric is on my left, pointing out a hawk sitting high in a tree, and Sam stays close on my right, running away and right back, over and over in circles, getting close enough on each return to bump his head into my leg.

Dexter searches in random patterns, nose to the ground and ears back, across the entire width and length of the dog park, looking for an abandoned tennis ball.

It already feels like Spring.