BE GRATEFUL FOR IT

 

One of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho wrote, “Some of my friends are very poor; the only thing that they have is money.” 

This is not to make us feel better because we don’t have as much money as others do.  It is not an excuse to having less.  Not an excuse to stop trying. 

It is to recognize that money isn’t everything.  Sure it makes the world go ‘round.  Sure it’s nice not to have to worry about having enough money.  But whenever you do have enough, Notice it.  Be grateful for it.  Don’t flaunt it.

 

 

I MADE MY WAY

 

 

BENEFITS OF YOGA

 

There are many benefits to yoga.

My 94-year-old student told me at the end of class that he feels “GREAT!”

He was feeling pain right under his ribs before class and after class: it was GONE.

I love what I do!  I love to witness the benefits of yoga.

 

THIS MONDAY

 

I had a long weekend starting Thursday not getting much sleep.  And my Mondays are usually used to catch up on my errands, writings and such.  But today, I didn’t have much energy to do the things I planned to do.  

But that’s alright with me.  

There will always be things to do, places to go, people to see.  But I know that my most unproductive days (or so I think), are still productive.  I am still achieving.  

I hope you know this about your Monday too. 

 

BE FLEXIBLE

 


 

SHINE

 

I recommend Martha Beck’s “Finding Your Own North Star”.  

She says that if you brush away all the leaves, wait for the clouds to clear, you’ll see your DESTINY, shining as brightly as ever.

SHINE. 

Shine for me.  Shine for you.  Shine for the world to see.

 

 

ARTHRITIS

 

For the last couple of days, my students and I have been opting to practice on our backs the entire time.  It’s amazing how much work we can do on our backs.

My legs sometimes work harder on my back.  

Anyway, I had a student who suffers from arthritis.  In the middle of our mat yoga, she started wiggling her fingers.  Her arthritis subsided for the most part.  

We love yoga!  

But when I say yoga, of course that means: mediation, breath work, as well as the physical practice.

 

EYES OF LOVE

 

IT’S NOT what we have in our lives, it’s who we have that matters.

Some just fill your heart.

 

 

FLY

 

 

DIFFICULTIES AND DIAMONDS

 

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that Oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”  Peter Marshall

Difficulties make us grow to our potential.

Pressure creates diamonds. 

Let us remember this.