My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Love. Acceptance.

I am loving my yoga practice on so many levels: physically, emotionally, mentally to mention a few. I continue to learn more about me through this practice. During Shavasna, the closing quiet time, Cricket, my guide dog, was breathing heavy. My natural reaction was to reach over to her and quiet her. (She wasn't doing anything that needed a correction, just breathing!) The room was full of maybe 30 people so I was concerned about their experience with this added noise. I was greeted with graciousness from Corena who quieted my spirit with a whisper of its okay and helped me to relax. The other instructor gave Cricket some love and quieted her breathing in such a gentle way. As I lay there with my eyes closed, I felt love and acceptance for me in that moment of who I am with my guide dog by my side ... sometimes that means breathing heavy during the quiet time of yoga. She got her work out, I guess!

As I lay there with my eyes closed, tears were forming as I felt such gratitude for the acceptance for these beautiful women who were loving us as we were.

I just posted on my being Driven. Indeed, there are so many situations that I must push my way through ... I can do 'it' which can be so many different scenarios. I am learning and embracing that piece of yielding and letting go. Corena reminded me of this gift this morning as she whispered in my ear - its okay and helped me to relax and be in that moment. After we finished, I had so many other students warmly tell me how sweet it was to hear Cricket's heavy breathing. Love. Acceptance. Beautiful messages that gave me peace all day.

While the above scenario was taking place, the most beautiful song was our background music: There is Only Love by Karen Drucker.

2 comments:

wendy said...

That was beautiful. Acceptance -------what a gift. We all yearn for acceptance in our lives. We all need to learn to GIVE and embrace it as well.

you might like this scripture:
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you declars the Lord. Plans to prosper you, plants to give you hope and a future.

I love that. I always keep it handy on my computer desk, that is why I was able to tell you it just now.
I am NO scripture scholar.

Boy, am I EVER just a student of "trying to get it right"

s day said...

I loved that today. I needed to hear it. I like you resist and stand strong with "I can do it." But you're right, standing down and letting go is sometimes the hardest part. I can't wait to get my yoga pass and start doing Yoga with Corena... she is amazing.