my reminder this morning to slow down

On the way to teach my yoga class this morning a group of Canadian geese taught me a lesson.  That lesson was to always take time to slow down and enjoy the little moments.

Those of you that know me, know that morning is my least favorite time of day.  This class is at 10:30 and I  try to be there by 10.  My eta this morning was close enough to that.  Then as I got close to the studio I had to stop and wait for a (is this the right term?) gaggle of geese to cross the road.  I just smiled, took a deep breath and watched.  I think they are lovely so I just kinda giggled as these creatures stopped several lanes of traffic.  Once we were able to proceed, the feeling of being rushed and hurried was gone and I was relaxed.

When the class asked for a more gentle, yin yoga type class I knew those geese had prepared me for my day!!

Today’s Gatha:

Waiting is the practice of patience.  I develop my ability to wait and listen, going deep into stillness. It is seeking without seeking. Deep slow breaths help me practice waiting in the current moment.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 08:30:56

    Glad that you received a gentle reminder. Sometimes I need to be hit in the head with my fireplace hearth to make me slow down

    Sent from my iPhone



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