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Staying Low Key when some are grieving or faced with inordinate challenge …

Hey, it’s okay that this year does not count. It’s okay we didn’t master another foreign language or a musical instrument – it’s okay we didn’t “improve” ourselves during these months since March. It’s okay if we didn’t clean out the garage and all the drawers and KonMari the entire living space for zen living… if you accomplished nothing, it’s still … okay. A plague… a pandemic is not an everyday occurence and normalcy should not be expected during such a time of great stress. All we can do is uplift ourselves the best we can. Just working and holding it together is awesome.

Just be caring, breathing and supporting each other is … enough. It’s enough just being a descent human being with capacity for empathy and compassion. It’s interesting when we are filled with gratitude just to have decent air quality for couple of hours to breathe freely outside … even simple thing like that had been hard to come by with all the wild fires everywhere, latest being in Napa, Calistoga… We are reduced to just being grateful for having fresh air, good sustenance and that includes human company virtually and preferably in person:) Recognizing all that we took for granted – the freedom to just fly and visit friends and family; freedom to just get in the car and visit a sick friend; freedom to just walk into a grocery store and grab something, in and out instantly; freedom to hug givingly and shake hands firmly for reassurance – let those “normal” activities go for just a little … it’s called “sacrifice” for a greater good to come sooner, much much sooner than hobbling along with no end in sight. Vaccine and therapeutics is not going to be the only answer and even so, just like flu vaccine, perhaps a new strain mutates and new medical advancement has to be made … so it’s a catch-up when it’s not nipped in the bud. It’s not a cure-all and not to pin all hopes on that alone. Our resiliance is tested.

Thank you for today … Thank you to the fire fighters, nurses and doctors, the professionals … all the people who pick the produce in the smoggy fields … Thank you for wearing the masks correctly (over nose and mouth) even if you feel invincible like an incredible hulk (pumped up from steroids?), feeling just great and fit. Not everybody is so lucky get to be invincible with the best available healthcare afforded – shouldn’t a wealthiest country in the world have affordable care for every citizen? (interesting to note those joggers and cyclists are now wearing masks – yeah, at times of poor air quality masks come in handy too… so just wear them to get used to them)

Above all,

Thank you for your kindness. We all have a soul … and that soul, we need to re-examine. Jobs, good economy, good environment … all comes when we reach for the soul, the soul that rejects hate, violence, arrogance, greed and dishonesty – embraces Love, Peace, Humility, Generosity and Truth. It’s hard, but starting simple, starting with …

Kindness.

By Kay T. Ananda

Yoga brings Joy!
Joy to your body, heart, soul and allows your mind to settle all the debris to the bottom of the lake, ripples gently subsides so that like that shining water, your lake in your mind is still and crystal clear. Only then, you can find your truth... when your mind clears and all distractions are gone, leaving you - stillness and clarity. Peace.
Dog is doing yoga all the time and brings you laughs!
Anger is borne out of fear; how do we find that fearless path of inner peace?
Why Bark when you can Wag to express your JOY Joy joy !!!???
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