After a spring of crazy weather and graduation preparations, the summer has finally arrived. It could not be more beautiful outside as I write this. I can feel the energy in the home and in my body taking a more 'normal' flow. As I sit to reflect on this spring, I am so thankful that I was as present as possible for each exciting moment. Whether it was my oldest daughters final semester, or the adjustment to diabetes with my son, or simply trying to keep up with my middle daughter, I know yoga has trained me to enjoy each moment and to keep my focus on the present. Looking too far ahead always causes more stress that what we can manage. Looking back with regret is flat out depressing. As I have journeyed down this path called yoga, I have learned to listen to my body, to hear my thoughts, but then to let my heart decide my path. As my spirit is connected to the creator, God, who leads my life, that becomes my wisdom center and a place of ultimate peace, freedom and joy. In either extreme, the joys of graduation for one child, or the upset of learning a life-changing diagnosis for the other, I intended and even articulated, that i would not look back with sadness on the years gone by too quickly for my darling graduate, nor would i look to the future with anxiety for my favorite diabetic. We walk this road together hand-in-hand focusing on the difference we can make today, making the best choices we can in the current paradigm, always knowing that life is continually changing. The question was, is, and always will be, how gracefully can we flow with the rhythm of life?
I am a devoted yoga enthusiast and teacher.