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I am many years into a "summer project" of yoga that my daughter and I started. Yoga is such a part of my life and my daughter's life that it surprises us both. Yoga for us has evolved as a part of daily living. We might not practice everyday, but we practice what yoga has given us. Now, some about me.I have had the honor of being a part of the medical community for many years. I strongly feel modern medicine and holistic medicine walk hand and hand to treat the whole person. I have found that yoga brings into daily life true balance,breath, and awareness to what is happening at the moment. Yoga is both enhancing and invigorating to the mind and spirit, and gives health and strength to the body. What more could one want? My daughter and I plan to be participating in yoga for many years to come, she even promised she would take me to class in my 80's. I intend to make her keep that promise.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tap on my Shoulder...

The heart is the hub of all sacred places; go there and roam.
– Nityananda

Morning All,

I woke up this morning stiff, tired, and still annoyed from the previous evenings events. The morning was showing itself to me, very lovely. Fresh, glistening, and with a delicate misty fog dancing with the ground.  My body and my mind were at the polar opposite of what my surrounding were showing me.

I felt the first tap on my shoulder......

I stood on my front porch, grumpy. Then, as if a rope was thrown out, I hear the ever familiar hum from my smart phone indicating an email. I opened it up and read....lets say words of objectivity, understanding, wisdom, and sprinkled gently with the love of a kindred spirit.

I felt the second tap on my shoulder....

I was reminded that understanding and acceptance of those who share our worlds are part of being a compassionate soul. We are all human with the ability to positive and negative misgivings. I then sigh, for my kindred spirit was correct. I looked out at my yard and I could feel my energy and body improving. We small talked about the days events and I indicated working on a piece for this blog. "Really.... was the response, let me know when you post." (I must say, this blog piece is not what was planned.)  I noticed my kindred spirit kept nudging and encouraging happiness, heart, and energy, And with this nudging....my stiffness, tiredness, annoyance melted away.

Finally, the third tap on my shoulder...

It was that voice that speaks to me and reminds me that with every event I encounter, there is a lesson to be learned. 
That with compassion and understanding one can handle any human misgivings.
And most important...
That the gift of a kindred spirit is a priceless blessing and reminds us of what lies in our hearts.



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