What Do You Wish to Savour?
…my mornings. I get up at 4:30 a.m. and for the first hour or two, my only responsibility is to feed the dog. I pull a tarot card, meditate, write, check my email, Facebook, Instagram, maybe read or write a blog post — time just for me, to practice and contemplate.
…time alone with Sam, having just one dog, just him for a brief time.
…my yoga practice, as I continue to direct compassion towards my body, to be present with it, as I prepare to start teacher training.
…my mediation practice, to relax into that vast, open space, to trust that is always there, always available and accessible.
…my writing practice, the opportunity to go deeper, to more fully experience and understand, to open my heart.
…the transition between seasons, summer to fall, even as I chant “it’s too hot” to remember this time is passing, to notice that things are manifesting their final foliage, blooms and fruits.
…the plenty from my garden, this time of so many tomatoes and cucumbers that we can’t possibly eat them all ourselves, the temporary sweetness of their full, fresh flavor.
…the opportunities coming, the chance to spend time with amazing teachers and good friends.
…each task, seen through until its completion, rather than rushing past some of the details to hurry to the next thing.
…the abundance that is my life now, how simple and small, how deep and wide, how perfect.
Like my dear friend Julia wrote in a recent poem, I wish to savour this life, this experience, and to
Slow way down
get close and closer
listen like crazy
to your life