“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” ~ Rodney Yee
Not feeling my best, but I still got myself out of bed by 5:30 this morning to make it for morning yoga. Feeling sick because I didn’t get enough sleep, or perhaps I am finally mindful of how awful my body feels when I don’t have enough sleep. I used to numb myself from the sickening feeling of fatigue in order to power through in my busy day. I vow not to do this anymore.
Also feeling some sadness that a dear friend is moving to Australia. Mostly I feel reminiscent of a time when we dreamed with our childhood hearts and didn’t actually have to cope with the reality of these dreams come true. It’s interesting that it is never as ideal as imagined. Yesterday I listened to a podcast about the first pictures taken of snowflakes. There was a dispute between that photographer who edited the negatives of the photos in order to represent every ‘ideal, unique snowflake’ versus another scientist who felt betrayed when he finally took a photo of a snowflake himself and found a rather imperfect, ugly mess of angles, the snowflake in its actual, unique form. Applies to our perception of our lives and how we commit to the people and goals we keep.