Friday, August 15, 2008

Independence Day

Somehow I thought this would be louder, bigger, and more outwardly celebrated. I am finding it however way more inspiring that it is quiet in Mysore today on India's Independence Day. I am also exploring a bit of my own inner Independence, I can hear Manorama in my ear saying,"whatever that means." This is my first time experiencing the endless practice cycle. I have really never known past the forth week of practice at the Shala, and I am totally getting the built in rest days. My practice time gets earlier and earlier, and after I re register it is surely to be predawn.

There are more days behind me on this leg of the journey than lie ahead. I have no idea how this time will come to be shaped and manifest in my life and teaching, but I do feel different already because of it.

Things that I am inspired by:
Mike, my husband, check out his blog
The beauty of India
The other (hopelessly) devoted students who like me traveled so far and risked so much to be here
Uncertainty, "is it raining, or is that just the palm tress rattling?"

1 comment:

Stacey said...

"I have no idea how this time will come to be shaped and manifest in my life and teaching"

Teaching: I trust you as my teacher because of your integrity and honesty in your humanity- in ashtanga mecca, yet homesick.

Your life: The same makes you our friend. By "our" I mean universe.

I love integrity and honesty because it is so strong.

Much love. xoxoxo