After a whirlwind trip to Boston this weekend I admittedly grew somber as I crossed over the bridge shrouded in a cloud of fog and dwindling light. Let’s face it, end of winter here on the Cape is as brutal as it is beautiful. As dinnertime came to an end, my son brought over the speaker asking if we could listen to some music before getting ready for bed. In usual form, we each got to choose something that spoke to our current state. He chose Justin TImberlake. Rather than keeping more current, I balked, chose, and closed my eyes as the spark of a lone trumpet bleated out the first strains of, “I’m beginning to see the light”.
Man if that didn’t take things from utterly gloomy to the finest non-shower crooning you’d ever seen as hands started to extend, toes and legs jittered and our cold dining room glowed with the warmth of the percolating fire in our wood stove and the glow of much lighter moods, swaying bodies and laughter bright and lighter of worries. As much as we speak of presence, I have begun to understand that in order to embrace what it is to be truly present, we need to see the whole landscape and embrace that there is a progression, -a path of where we were, -to where we are, -to where we are moving towards with less of a feeling of dis-ease. Our daily practices help us to recognize that we can be both rooted in spirit as well as permeable. We practice in order to gain the ability to let the highs and lose pass through us while leaving us whole.
Aligning to this path, we’ve been in dark places both literally and figuratively for the past couple of years as we grappled our ways with searching hands and feet for the next steady grasp and foothold. At every point that we’ve paused to gather breathe, resource, and composure, an event, a discovery, and or a shift has occurred where remaining still becomes rather like holding up a very large stone on an epic hill. It seems at these moments that daring greatly becomes the next true step- and so, here we are.
This week we begin moving forward on Life’s big rollercoaster with the feel of more inhales and exhales in our four walls as we increase our in studio class capacity to 16 people (with the exception of chair yoga). Hooray! It has been a long road so there is no better book club read than this month’s discussion of, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. In addition to this, we welcome Tal’s Sound Bath Workshop on Saturday as a way to strike your inner tuning fork to feel for where you are truly at- tears, laughter and all. Lastly, we round out our week with a what seems a quantum leap forward- Daylight Savings Time, which puts more lights into our days and paves the way for enjoying and embracing the sun, wind and waves (Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward on Saturday night!).
Guess what? After all of that passes on through, we’ll still be right here enjoying the hum of all of our next inhale and exhale…together.
We look forward to witnessing the entire picture with you!