COVER OF THE NEW CD “I AM THAT I AM”

 

 

PHOTOS VIDEOS WORDS

 

 

MY LIFE IS AS PHENOMENAL AS CAN BE

 

I read an old ‘daily pages’ entry of mine, written back in November of 1998.  

It started:  My life is as phenomenal as can be and I am so perfect.  I’m so happy…  I love you so so much God.  Thank you for everything.

I thought:  Did my old-self just inspire me?  Did my old-self know more than I do now?   

And NO, I did NOT have everything.  I was a struggling actress/musician.  So I didn’t have plenty of money, and if I did, I had to spend it on acting classes and singing lessons.  I did Not have the perfect job, not yet.  I was not even ‘in love’ or with a partner.  So what made me write those words?  Because these “daily pages” were certainly PRIVATE.  They’re for my eyes only.  They were just a way to explore my thoughts and feelings.  So I was Not trying to impress anyone.  I was being TRUTHFUL.

It’s true.  We should all wake up and KNOW that our lives are phenomenal!  And WE ARE PERFECT!  And yes, BE GRATEFUL.

 

AHIMSA

 

As a yoga instructor, I am not interested in how strong your arms are.  Whether you could do the headstand or the full splits.  How long you could hold your Warrior 3.  

I am more interested in how slowly you could exhale.  How deeply you could LET Go and relax (body And mind) in shavasana (corpse pose / relaxation pose).   

I am interested in AHIMSA (non-violence / non-harming) towards others of course, but also toward Ourselves.  

Non-violence / non-harming, not just in thoughts and words, but in action, to our own body.  

Be kind to your limbs.  Move carefully, as to Not harm.

THAT is yoga.

 

 

 

JUST WAITING TO BEGIN

 

I had a mother and daughter come to yoga class.  It was the daughter’s first yoga class, ever.  The mother admitted that she was “in and out”.  

Soon after we got on our feet, I felt a lot of pressure to “work” them out.  

The rest of the students were regular practitioners, and so they knew not to take their tadasana (mountain pose) for granted.  

The rest of the class closed their eyes as instructed.  Grounded their feet from toes to heels.  Relaxed their shoulders, face.  But the mother and her daughter continued to look at me.  Waiting.  Just waiting…  to BEGIN.

We are ALREADY in yoga.  

“Stay Right Here with me.  In the PRESENT”, I requested once more.  

I continued:  Yoga is being in the Present Moment…  It’s tough…  I know…  We tend to live in the Future…  One day ahead…  Hours ahead…  Or in the Past…  Be HERE.  Right now.  Not 2 seconds before…  Not 2 seconds after…  Not even a half a second before… or a half a second after…  Be.  Here.  Now.  Body.  Mind.  Spirit Connection.  THAT is yoga.  

I continued some more.  Until finally — they stopped.  And STAYED in the moment.

 

HAPPY MARCH!

 

 

YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC ON SATURDAY MARCH 24TH

 

 

WATCH FOR SOMEONE RUSHING TO THE BATHROOM

 

 just renewed my CPR / AED certification.  

They say that MEN, when they start to feel BAD (as in a heart attack), walk away from people.  They prefer to die alone.  For example, if they are having dinner at a restaurant, when they start to feel a heart attack, they will rush to the bathroom.  Therefore, there is no chance to do CPR on them.

Watch out for someone rushing to go to the bathroom.

 

LOVE AS THE MOON LOVES

 

Continuing from yesterday’s post, I came across this today:

“… and if you are to love, love as the moon loves; it does not steal the night - it only unveils the beauty in the dark.” 

May we all GIVE and RECEIVE this love.

 

WHAT WE CAN STILL GROW

 

Today, I was with a friend who is broken hearted.  But he also knows that he must not look back.   

“The Tree does not bother about ‘flowers that fall’.  It is always busy making ‘new flowers blossom’.  Life is not about what we lost so far.  It’s about What We Can Still grow.”