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A Day of Sharing Words
The idea: We have words that touch us, move into our hearts and resonate, creating a feeling, taking us some place- past, present, future- perhaps some place we have never been and may never go, but for whatever reasons, the words pulse in our blood. Meeting new words, new poets, new poems, new ways for my heart to beat, is an intruiging concept. Want to go on this adventure with me? It will be easy to travel along.
Many of us already do this sharing; this idea is just to help us find each other and hear the words we have to share.
The Date: Wednesday, November 19.
The Plan: on your blog, post a poem that moves inside you, touches you, reaches you. (quotes and song lyrics welcome). Include the author (or composer or musician) and source (book, album)- perhaps also the amazon link if there is one. no explanation required, no other revelation necessary.
One last thing- Perhaps add an image. a photo. a video. a painting. a collage., if you would.
I never thought of myself as the yoga type - but about 2 years ago I felt so out of whack that I went to a yoga class. It was an eye-opening, soul opening experience. I felt so good afterwards. It was awkward, of course and I couldn't do many of the poses; but I became aware of my body and something shifted. My practice is now pretty consistent and the last six months I have been very consistent. I often start my practice and my mind is chattering all over the place. I have learned to just smile as my mind goes about its flittering way. By the end of the session the flittering has quieted and I am calm and centered for my day. On those days when I don't practice, I feel out of sorts, out of whack. Those days I do practice, I can feel that moment in time that is "out of time", like when you watch the waves come in at the beach.
Have you ever had an answer from the universe? I love those moments when a sign comes to you when you least expect it - or in an unlikely manner.
I exercise by running, (okay it is just above a walk, but I call it running). Anyway, I always take the same route. I've been taking this walk for years. This day, I was asking myself what is the reason for my life - why am I here? I was questioning myself and my purpose. I was being rather harsh with myself.
A few moments later, I run by a green electrical box that has always been there and the words "Your Life Has Meaning" is written on them. I stopped in my tracks and just laughed! I know those words had probably been there a while and I had just missed them - but it was the neatest feeling to realize that the Universe had answered me. My life Has meaning . . . I smiled all day and carry that with me even now.
What signs has the Universe given you?
Stories in our families. We all have these great stories! Each family has love stories, and drama much more interesting than any movie Hollywood could ever produce. Those stories come from truth - which is where those movies and drama come from.
This photo of my aunt - she was a big influence in my life. She died when I was thirteen - A beauty queen, a large part of my life. She taught me to knit. I have theses vivid memories of her. She was so full of life. She died quite young. I can still hear her laugh - her voice. She left a son and a husband. She had this creative, wonderful way about her. Always creating a new sweater, a new craft. She had epilepsy, yet it didn't rule her life. She was this vibrant presence in my life.
What stories does your family have?
I am trying to find that "inner stillness" in my life. I can find it when I am looking at the sky, the moon, when I am weeding or working in the yard. Altho' I often have difficulty. That "inner chatter" intrudes. "I forgot to clean out the refrigerator. I need to call the doctor. Wonder why the dog is barking." Yoga helps and yet this morning I was unable to still that chatter and find my stillness.
I call it my ADDness. My mind scitters and scatters like a dragonfly in the yard over a fresh mown lawn. I'm trying to breathe into the chatter and calm it. And those brief moments (okay, nanoseconds!) of stillness are so wonderful! That moment of clarity in my day. It is worth the effort to find the stillness. I will just keep on trying.