As I continue my healing journey from this bout of COVID, I found this poem to be an especially powerful reminder to move slowly and embrace the energy of Nature around me. Perhaps you will find it to be a helpful reminder as well.
Wintering by Donna Ashworth
You may think yourself lazy, or flawed. Yet your body is made of almost exactly the same elements as the stars. Your bone composition matches the coral in the seas and you, my friend, are ruled by the moon and the sun. Whether you like it or not. So no, you are not lazy, Nature is simply pulling you to slow, like the life, flora and fauna around you. It is not your moment to rise. It is winter, you are wintering. And you are right on time.
Inspire | “One of the wonderful things about practice is each moment, in each thing we do in our life, is a new opportunity to be mindful, to be complete, to be whole. It’s never too late, and it’s never lost. It’s just now, again.” Jack Kornfield
Listen | I first heard this song, Always Home by Skysia and Sommer Love, this week, and really felt drawn to it. I hope you enjoy it too.
Try This | Somatics is a buzzword in the world of yoga and mindfulness but can be challenging to explain precisely. While a bit lengthy, this article from Psychology Today does a beautiful job of doing just that. If you would like to learn more, let us know, Raya is our very own somatics coach and would be delighted to guide you toward understanding.