Cozy Sunday Late Afternoon

Fortune cookies are so fun:) Honestly, I give the cookie part away but reading the fortunes out loud with everyone at the round table … that’s the fun part

 

In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow.

In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.

And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.

You can go on vacation to Paris or Hawaii or New Orleans three months from now, and you’ll have a tremendous time, I’m sure. But if you want to come back feeling new- alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world – I think the place to visit may be Nowhere.

-Pico Iyer

Nowhere as in being truly HOME, HERE & NOW, embodying this body; being at ease in our skin, inviting the millions of pores on our skin to breathe in harmony with the flow and ebb of the Universal light of waves. Energy ripples when you stay still awhile and tune in.

I realize the irony of posting this when I am about to leave on a jet plane to go away from home … but to another home – my motherland.

Reminiscing 

Wanderlust from few years ago I missed this year but … same Child’s pose Sunday teaching … The sequence starts with Balasana … ends with Savasana – Child to The Reincarnate-to-Be … the renewal is eternal … what a trip. This life.

Nowhere land is an anywhere land – it’s nowhere and everywhere – it’s Omnipotent, this practice of being radically present.

Yet Another Sign Popped Up in the ‘hood

* Ahimsa*

Encouraging signs are everywhere – America, it’s a beautiful land with beautiful people with virtuous and noble values.

WE BELIEVE

BLACK LIVES MATTER

(*all lives matter)

NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL

LOVE IS LOVE

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

SCIENCE IS REAL

WATER IS LIFE

Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

& saw another one that said,

KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING

 

It’s Yoga – It’s Ahimsa right before our eyes. (* is my insert – Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, White – Purple? Green, lol – all colors – all lives matter – all lives are precious)

I pray that from these words, actual action will take place. If words have power, then, there’s hope.

 

 

 

A sign popped up on our street

 

Love Thy Neighbors … there’s hope:)

Gratitude for the beautiful neighbors with Good Will all around us.

Tonight I subbed a class in a beautiful setting – space filled with natural light and fresh breeze … then with a gorgeous view of the Bay.  The students were not only welcoming, they were treating me like a special guest, bringing out the props and setting them up for me and others – so lovely to have helpers.  Their kind gestures must be reflective of their regular teacher – Thank you to the regular teacher for entrusting this class to me – honored to fill in with such nice group in place – so welcoming and eager to practice. Sweet vibe.  I am going to sleep well tonight:) & so will the students for sure:)  They always come first.