“The world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.” – Viggo Mortensen – Tony Lip, Green Book
We are living in an unprecedented time, for sure. In addition to this crazy pandemic, my family has endured more than our fair share of trials, but we’ve enjoyed tremendous blessings, too. I’m writing this from my new laptop looking out on our amazing back yard. But far more important than our beautiful home and material things are the amazing friends and community we have established in our three short years here. You simply can’t put a price tag on that connection. These are friends that have become like family. We do life together – we share meals, entertain each other’s kids, borrow sugar, and share rides. These are the people I can put on my emergency contact list and know they will be there for me without hesitation. That is a gift.
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It sounds kind of silly to say that if we want something in life, we must be willing to receive it. I mean if you want something, then why wouldn’t you be open to receive it when it appears in your life? But it’s true. Most of us go through life with walls up that we put there to protect ourselves; it’s a defense mechanism. Many times, we are not even aware that we have these barriers. Often the things and people we want in our lives most elude us because we are subconsciously keeping them out with our defensive armor or our impaired vision caused by hurt, disappointment or even trauma. These barriers can prevent us from growing in our faith, our relationships and our professional life (and, yes, even in our yoga practice.)
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JOY and PEACE are words that are used a lot over the holidays, but I wonder how many people really ponder the significance of them. I purchased a sign a few months ago that I hung in my kitchen with the word “JOY” on it in gold letters. Of course, It’s meant to be a Christmas decoration, but I’ve decided to keep it there year-round as a reminder to myself and my family. I left it because I believe that we can become so focused on our problems and what we are lacking that it can weigh us down and rob us of joy.
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In keeping with my theme of JOY for 2018, I am sharing this awesome speech by Matthew McConaughey…which wolf will you feed?
#joy #gratitude #Godisgood #speaklife #alwaysgrowing
The Transformation of My Yoga Practice….
A few months ago, I was in yoga class practicing a balancing pose. Normally I find a focal point on the wall to help maintain my balance. For some reason, I became fixated on a crazy design on someone’s shirt. That person fell, and, of course, I lost my balance as well. I felt the Lord say gently to me, “If your drishti is on man, you will fall.”
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