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Year Four

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I finished my third year of my blog, and was ready to call it a day.  Writing was becoming tiresome, it was becoming something I "had" to do.  Which is part of the reason I wrote less often, I started to write in the blog only when something spoke to me.  As I thought about a new focus for the upcoming year, I was pretty blank.

I was distracted by work and by upcoming travel plans that were constantly in a state of flux.  I just let the blog fall away, and thought it might just fade away into something I did once.   As I filled my life up with more and more, maybe this would become less significant.  
Then I went to Greece for three weeks.   I went to attend a yoga teacher training, and between the hours of yoga and theory, I started writing in my journal a lot.  I started reading a book for fun, and my reactions to it provided inspiration to journal out my feelings that came up during the teacher training.  
I came back home, looking to cultivating a personal physical pract…

Sterling Sunday

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Sterling Sunday

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Sterling Sunday

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Enough, enough, enough...

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A very good friend of mine told me to "enjoy paradise."    Halfway through the teacher training, my joints are aching, my emotions are a mess, and the amount of information coming at me is staggering.  So I sat down in the middle of class today to write, to ask myself the question.   "How can I see myself as enough?"   
How do I see myself as enough when I feel completely overwhelmed and small?   I feel like most moments in class I am constantly making adjustments to my body, rotating body parts in opposite directions, beginning to grasp that there is a difference between tension and stretching, between relaxation and collapsing.   (Note I still don't know what those differences might be, just beginning to grasp that there is a difference.)   So I was standing in a warrior pose and making adjustment after adjustment, scanning my body and I realized that I might would never be in the "perfect" warrior pose. For me that instantly meant that I would never…

Sterling Sunday

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Jumping ahead

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A good friend posted a quote on Facebook one day "Don't judge your beginning by someone's esle's middle."   I have been feeling very intimidated the past couple of days watching the yoga teachers that I am taking a training from.    I keep thinking if I will learn enough in these three weeks to be able to teacher more effectively.  I keep wondering how I will remember all the information, three weeks just doesn't seem like enough time to learn all the information.    Then I noticed the key words in those thoughts "ALL and ENOUGH."    

I tend to jump ahead to the future, to imagine that there is not possible way I will be able to do what these teachers do.  (I am not referring the the physical poses, but to the way that they describe how to make the pose more comfortable.  It is about the way that they teach and transmit information.)    Then I take a step back and remember to come back to where I am.   To be present fully and receive the gift that t…