moving on

we enter into a posture

experience it fully

then let go

and move on

this is yoga.

Today I had a nauseating headache that I later learned is called a migraine. Then I had a conversation that my heart had been desiring but my simple mind had no awareness of. I was pleasant and indifferent and then my heart took control of my vocals and said

“I’m ready

to move on.”

I was just as shocked as he was at this declaration.

of truth.

My poor heart, like a caged bird wanting to sing

wanting to soar

and my busy body and brain were so dominant that we didn’t hear

the soft whisper

so it turned into a scream

and that got my attention! and so I put down those bags I had been carrying. and now I too can soar

a little higher.

a couple more years

I’ve got a couple more years on you, baby, that’s all.
I’ve had more chances to fly and more places to fall.
And it ain’t that I’m wiser,
It’s only that I’ve spent more time with my back to the wall.
And I’ve picked up a couple more years on you, baby.. that’s all.
I’ve walked a couple more roads than you, baby, that’s all.
And I’m tired of runnin’ while you’re only learning to crawl.
And you’re headin somewhere,
But I’ve been to somewhere, and found it was nowhere at all.
And I’ve picked up a couple of years on you baby, that’s all.

On Love

Love doesn’t exist,

Love brings everything into existence

Love is not meaningful,

Love brings meaning to everything

Perfect Equanimity 


Look how any mirror will reflect with perfect 
equanimity all actions before it.

There is no act in this world that will
ever make the mirror say “no”. 

The mirror, like perfect love,
will just keep giving of itself
to all before it. 

To each passerby, 
so polite, so grand,
so compassionate. 

How did the mirror ever get like that? 

It watched God. 

-HAFIZ

Strength & Grace

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This week I am at my annual STEM camp, serving as a camp counselor to 94 thirteen-year-old girls. I am always in awe of their creativity and kindness. I am sheparding them along and helping them navigate this thing called life, wondering how I can best show up for them, how I can give them what they need to be empowered… I stop and smile because on this Monday, four of my best friends randomly texted me, sending me love, quotes and well wishes. I smile because I feel so loved and I smile because everything is energy.

life isn’t happening to you, it is responding to you. 

I am here giving these girls all the love and support I can muster up (even with a cold!)

and simultaneously, my friends are sending that energy right back to me.

if you come from a place of resentment, negativity, dishonesty…. the world will give it back to you.

if you come from a place of love, the world around you will respond with love.

in the truly Sublime words, “love is what I got”

LEAP

I used to tell myself that he pushed me off a cliff

i didn’t want to go, it was a forced, detested fall

but the truth is

he held my hand and walked me to the ledge

my vision blurred from tears

i peered over edge

and leaped.

I leaped, knowing that the net would appear

I didn’t know when, or how,  or what it looked like

but I knew I would be caught in the warm embrace of Love

and that I did.

and on the way down, I flapped the little chicken wings I forgot I had

I tapped into my own strength and a lifetime of sacred faith