“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
~Anaïs Nin, from The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 1: (1931-1934)
photo by Vinoth Chandar
I reblog this in honor of Rahasya — my wonderful teachers, exploring the mystery and taking us with them on the journey.
YOGA JOURNAL 16
5 November 2012
It’s election eve and I’ve just finished packing for my trip home tomorrow — Republican headquarters. This will be a test. How to keep my mouth shut, how to have compassion. What was it Christ said? “Father forgive them, they know not what they do”? It’s really the only way their decisions can make any sense to me. So peculiar to turn the tables with that. But anyway. It will all be OK. In the grand scheme, it’s not what matters. The earth melting around us does, but even so, finding peace within will still be the only thing that prevents the suffering. If we could all just do that. If we could all just become yogis.
I didn’t do a home practice this weekend b/c of YTT, and I know we’re supposed to do home practice anyway, but I just can’t find a way to get up that early. But this morning was back in action — thanks to not adjusting yet to DST, I got up at 6 and did my 45 min. asana followed by 20 min. sitting, with some pranayama mixed in. Kept up my same asana routine, focusing on the tips we learned this weekend. I’m getting better at headstand and that’s exciting. Maybe one day I’ll be as awesome as Anne is (Anne, you said you read my blog so of course that was for you :))
I doubt I will practice in the morning; I’ll be too focused on leaving for the road. But I will most definitely be taking my mat and hitting it when I get to Virginia. I’ll need it. Plus I’ll be going to my sis-in-law’s classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. So thankful for Angela, who introduced me to yoga when I was but a wee lass. I always looked up to her, her sense of style and grace, all mixed with as much cool as a person can get. She’s leading a 500 hour teacher training course in the midst of teaching, running her studio, doing private yoga, massage and breath work and teaching cooking classes. Anyway, looking forward to spending some time with her and my whole family, politics aside, and MEETING MY NEW BABY NIECE, Janie! Updates to follow!