I’ve cried, like, 6 times in the past 24 hours.
Two of my best friends in the whole-wide world welcomed their newborn son into this world. The delicacy of Bennett’s front lip and
the courage of his mother to endure 12+ hours of labor made my eyes well with tears. (Here he is; he is gorgeous!)
Then BKS Iyengar, a man of legendary wisdom and courage who pioneered yoga as we know it, made his transition out of this world. (Thank you, Mr. Iyengar for showing us that ankles do not exist and that yoga can heal all bodies.)
My students, whom I sorely missed while I was adventuring around the world, welcomed me back into their lives with open arms and an insatiable curiosity to learn. We ended our Vinyasa class listening to the sound of the fan blowing our collective breath into the night and nothing else. I quietly cried in awe of our community. (You people are the BEST!)
A friend from San Francisco posted on Facebook the most beautiful tribute to his doggie, who ‘saved his life more than once’ and ‘loved him when he could not love himself.’ I wept for his sorrow.
My favorite person (no offense, but I honestly believe that my Ironman is the best person ever invented) texted me just to say ‘have a great day’ and to share his happiness of a perfect lunch hour. You can’t expect me not to happy-cry at that one, as I marveled at just how lucky I am to be in love with life. The list goes on.
(I mean, I took Russell Clive to the groomer and he looked so handsome when I picked him up, I found out one of my grad school classes is completely on-line so I may not actually die of sheer exhaustion this fall, my parsley is growing like crazy and I have abundance to share… the list DOES go on. Trust me.)
Sometimes, it just feels good. It just feels good to allow myself to experience the fullness of the moment—even the tiny moments.
What tiny moments are meaningful to you, today? Not tomorrow, but actually TODAY. What tiny moments did you experience with fullness? Emotion is just energy… we attach judgments to that energy as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but in the end, our response to this energy is what determines our moments. What are you feeling today, and how can you express that?