This landscape; that vista

Assume Wanderlust Squaw is cancelled this summer … as soooo many other venues due to – um, so how about world pandemic? Unfortunate but maybe we can get back to the real essence of the practice … it’s not just about perfect body, about commercial success and stress management.

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Wanderlust? Olympics? venues ranging in all scales – that … Road trip? Maybe even a cruise? (cringe) ? a flight to ? summer plans? all postponed and cancelled … in keeping with the theme, Covid-19, the Pandemic. No need to panic, why lose any sleep with anxieties over this … we all and each vulnerable. I don’t consider acceptance as defeat nor a resignation. Acceptance, rather than denial or despair, with what’s going on now is probably something like … an enlightenment. Something like that inner reservoir of wisdom we are forced to take sips from.

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Kissing “that” goodbye and and letting go of plans, the itinerary … the expectations, and rather coming to our own in our own space

Kissing goodbye the illusions of control over our destiny and

we then

Kissing this earth; honoring our heart like a child

slide our hands forward and slowly raise our gaze to a world that looks different

perhaps there’s a little clarity in that landscape so … uncertain

A child faces uncertainty each day but they know each is blessed with an inner compass, a GPS

that reliable sherpa within

who will guide us trekking this unknown path…

and beyond the blurred and hazy plateau of a flattened curve

there will be another new vista that will come into focus

We don’t know what that vista will look like – resuming “normal” life

What would that look like? Is it a de-ja-vu, the resumption of the same “normal”?

Or would the new normal look different? How different?

I pray that

We will never forget

what we need as much as this breath we take; this oxygen we take

we not take for granted all

that enriches our lives

We will never forget

We don’t want to forget how much we missed

how it feels to just walk and talk shoulder to shoulder.

to slap a friend’s back in camaraderie,

with no fear

how it feels to see and experience a concert, admire a priceless art, laugh at the same cue seeing a movie together with other humans,

together feel the vibes, the goosebumps

with no fear

how it feels to experience a being bedside at a hospital bed

to listen, encourage or to just … be there

to hold that hand

holding space,

to be close to those we feel close was a no brainer before

To not let the lonely be left alone

We took for granted those auras … those beautiful rainbow of auras we felt

We took granted the handshakes, a tap on the shoulder and those

hugs

We won’t forget that

To touch, to be touched … just to see someone in common space, just to share the same space and breathe the common air

To gather

To come into circle

To just walk over; run over; drive over to visit a place a person a venue with utter freedom and abandon … on a whim … before we thought it’s just money, time and energy – lack of it – that prevented us from traveling around the world

That freedom and abandon to which we threw ourselves into the flow is no longer our birthright but a privilege, a gift so miraculous where the ordinary is extraordinary in that life of heightened awareness.

To take off on an impulse to an exotic land

To escape to freedom and joy

is not a fantasy but still within in our mind’s power

to get up and go

to dance to that rhythm of life is within our minds’ stream of consciousness

we are free as ever before and after

when we trust and source our inner vast universe

With gratitude

by Me-Kay

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No poet, just a scribble – on May the Fourth 2020 a day like no other; a year like no other …

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