Holiday Greetings Yogis
Today was the shortest day of the year, tonight the longest night of the year. This morning I awoke to the moon shedding a golden path across the water as it set. I thought, I am blessed to see this. Tonight I will join friends and family around a bonfire, hurling into the fire all that we wish to shed from this year. It will be easy to think of quite a few things we have had to endure this year that we would like to release from our consciousness. But on the other hand, what if I could let go of/change only one thing, just one thing about myself, what would it be? Why? And why haven’t I asked this question sooner? And how would I go about letting that thing go? Whatever it is. How about you? What would you change/let go of? A worthy question to ponder on this, the longest, darkest night of the year.
November 2017, I removed myself from pretty much all social media. It’s been a bit more than a year since then. I don’t particularly miss interacting with people via a computer. In fact there are many things about computer socializing I haven’t missed at all. And as a result, I have had way more time to practice yoga, meditate, read books, work on projects, observe the world around me and study. I have also learned that the forums for socializing on the computer have become the main vehicle for advertising. I know I shouldn’t be surprised; Newspapers and magazines were for news first, and then advertising; the postal service was for communicating with friends and family news and other events, then advertising. Now news and social interaction happen via computers, so there too will happen advertising. I guess what all this boils down to is…
In 2019, I pledge to be more present online. I will share with you how I have spent my last year (lots of study & meditation), what I am working on, what I am teaching, when and where. I will continue to keep my posts short, but look forward exploring with you some of the deeper explorations into meditation and yoga. Maybe we can make it more of a dialogue. Let me know, how your yoga is nourishing you, and what you struggle with. Yoga lives beyond the mat, so how are you living your yoga?
Again, I offer you my deepest gratitude for your presence in my life, and for your practice. It brings us all one breath closer to peace.
Happy Solstice & Happy New Year
P.S. I am off to Mexico for 3 weeks. No computer. Ahhhh