The other day my neighbor was ribbing me after I shared my disbelief over the amount of visitors we’d had since we’d moved here two months ago. It’s like somehow I forgot that this was the rhythm of the Cape for this time of year. My bad! What I began to notice is that with each visitor, there was the acknowledgment of the beauty of the space where all I had begun to see was a daily reminder of the long list of projects and maintenance that my personality wanted to tackle and conquer all at once. (Homeowners, I know, please don’t laugh too hard, I realize it is an endless process and a practice of patience!)
Yesterday, after our visitors left, I hightailed it up to Sherborne to pick up a home for our flock of chicks. As I drove up the driveway I was met by a beautifully manicured landscape. I introduced myself to the seller of our chicken home and commented on the beauty of her property. She immediately replied, ‘Uhg! This has been an endless task pit since we moved in….(there was more said in the negative that might be too much for fingers, keyboard, and reader)!’
I smiled inside as I realized that a mirror was being held up right in front of me. Somewhere after the honeymoon of being here in my new home, my brain started to trip into the loop of ‘doing’ this and that thing over ‘there’ rather than ‘being’ and living in the moment of right where I was. I asked the woman where she had lived initially and what things she loved about this current place that made her and her family choose it. She paused, looked around, and began to list and point out the fixtures, plants and features that stole their hearts and made them want to be ‘here’. Her whole affect changed and we simply smiled at one another. It was a good thing to remember what and why she loved where she lived. I thanked her for her time and packed up the pieces for my feathered friends.
We here at TYC understand that we are pretty darn fortunate. Despite the past few weeks of needing to pivot with the wet weather, we remain incredibly grateful to the town of Falmouth for providing us a space to rent so that we can host our friends and family in the joy of sunshine, community and fresh air. It has felt so special and magical to see our tribe in this new but old way. The rainy days never bring us down. There is always a way to connect! We work in constant appreciation of the dwelling online that we’ve maintained. It has created a bridge from our home to yours. Thank you for letting us inside! We are constantly in awe of yoga as it is the yoke that connects us. Our yoga practice asks of us to work on a daily level to see where we are at and to remember the way home with love, appreciation, respect and presence to the present.
It is a gift.
Is this post gushy? Perhaps, but in the words on my mom, she says, ‘never go to sleep angry with yourself or another person’ and ‘always tell the people you love that you love them even when you think that they may not be listening because most likely, they probably are!’.
We love you and are glad that we can share this practice with you in so many places and in so many ways.
Your TYC Tribe