Just for the fitness record, I am SORE. When I taught intenSati class yesterday, I wasn't sure how much I was going to be able to participate but my ankle felt really good so I went for it and yeah, I am feeling it! If you were in class yesterday, way to PLAY FULL OUT and today, find some time for a good strrrrretch and hydrate...
Yesterday afternoon, I bought a little necklace that has an OM charm on it and when I placed it around my neck, I felt like I was really sealing my intention to be peaceful and mindful. Can you give yourself a little something special like that today that lines you up with a positive intention?
Yesterday's post was a bold one for me and I thought about it a few times throughout the day. I thought again about the kinds of risks I take when I tell my story and sometimes I get a little anxious, but then I receive emails from readers like you who affirm that what I've said is helpful and insightful. I know I have a real ability to communicate with candor and humor in a way that inspires positive change. So, I'm going with it and we'll see where the wind takes me.
Speaking of which, I spent some time inside my favorite natural setting on our little island yesterday and wrote a poem called "Whisper Winds":
Whisper winds ride bareback
having the time of their life
leaves prepare to go bold
then detach from their base and take flight
Horses and joggers pound Central Park's
rolling stones the beats'
they glide on the bridle path
whatever doesn't last
wasn't meant to but
I do want perfect pictures to stay the same
or come again.
This reminds me of a very moving part of yesterday's class. Towards the end of the series, we do a pose where we balance on one leg and open our arms in a wide open V (the pose for FAITH) and the affirmation I pair with it this month is, "I open to love." I had all the students close their eyes and repeat, but what I saw was a narrowness in their not-so-wide open Vs. There was so much room to expand, which they did, upon my suggestion to open up wider and drop their shoulders. It’s amazing how much more we can open up to when we’re willing. In an instant, everybody's face softened and there this kind of collective relief. You mean, there's more out there coming my way and I deserve it? Yep. :)
With xo and gratitude,