I am a mom going through a major life transition who practices and teaches yoga. I aim to experience each moment of life as a chance to awaken to the true self that pervades the entire universe. Day by day, I’m working on establishing a life-long yoga practice that extends beyond the postures my body assumes on the mat–I want to breathe deeply in all of the postures of life. Sometimes I’m doing laundry, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, feeling overwhelmed by my busy schedule; sometimes I’m grieving the loss of stability I enjoyed as a married mom, wishing there was a way to time travel and fix what was broken; sometimes I wonder how I’ll make it through another day, another week, another month…sometimes I am grateful my husband left, because now I am free to reinvent myself and my life; sometimes I am terror-stricken by all of the variables I see as I look into my future; and sometimes I sit in stillness and sense the underlying unity of all things, the peace at the center of being. Growing in awareness of who I am, I make myself more available to those around me and can be a force for positive change in this world.
Today I’ll try to remember to breathe a few more times than I did yesterday. Today I might awaken a little bit more.
This blog is a place to explore daily the mystery, the complexity, and the roller coaster that is my life at present. It has evolved mainly into a space of poetry where I simply allow the words to come through based on what I have been living each day. My great hope is that my words might be rooted in the wisdom of my teachers and carry the light of inspiration and awareness to those who read them. I’m also hoping that by sharing my reality (the joys as well as the sorrow) I can help others going through challenges realize that they are not alone in their suffering, and that eventually it will all turn out all right.
Please feel free to comment on my posts, especially if anything I’ve written resonates with you. It truly helps to know that I’m not sharing my life blindly with the Void, but there are other humans out there who see me and can relate to my experiences. The sense of belonging derived from my honest shares and your honest commentary has been of immeasurable value as I’ve navigated the dark times of my marriage ending and the necessary transformation I needed to undergo within me to step forward into a new future, full of hope and promise. (Still working on stepping into that future. Wish me luck!)
Namaste. Thanks for stopping by.