When someone deeply listens to you
your bare feet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you. ~ John Fox
Listen Deeply. As spiritual practice reading, or writing, a poem can illuminate a hidden yearning, a forgotten blessing, awaken the imagination, spark creativity. It can become a lyrical tool of prayer and to support sankulpa.
"Be a gift and a benediction." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In this gift-giving season of Hanukkah and Christmas turn within and visualize. See yourself receiving your heart's desire. What lies beyond surface consumerism? What does gift giving mean to your spirit? A gift of patience? of acceptance? humor, imagination, creativity? A gift of gratitude, peace? Take time this season for self-care. Acknowledge the beauty of the winter season, music, good books, a cozy home. Open your heart of hearts to receive.
I hope you will join me this week on Thursday morning for mat class and Friday morning for Chair Yoga for Strength and Vitality. Look for my schedule page.
We must move to the laboratory where all radical change can occur inside of our very mind, heart, and the cells of our body. I call it the laboratory of contemplative practice, which rewires our inner life and confirms in the soul a kind of “emotional sobriety.” Richard Rohr
Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, is a life-long practitioner and student of yoga, E-RYT, certified meditation teacher, relaxation guide, and laughter yoga leader who is passionate about the practice of meditation and yoga as self-care.