When I was younger I would occasionally see older woman that to me represented peace, confidence and a inner wisdom. I made it a dream of mine that when I aged I wanted to represent these qualities . As I entered the spa I undressed found my robe and off I went to enjoy a day of relaxation. As I peeled off my robe to enter the sauna and saw everyone in bathing suits I observed I feel comfortable in my nakedness. There were many woman talking and having fun but the peace and inner quiet wasn’t there. I sat in lotus and thought to myself I am that older woman that I once desired to be. I’m confident in my body , I love where my journey has taken me, I truly enjoy being with me and I feel at peace. I smiled to myself realizing everything I dreamed of becoming I’ve put out in the universe and have been blessed. It has not been easy by any means but it is well worth the wisdom that comes with aging and experiencing life.
February 20, 2013 in Asanas, Awareness, Knowledge, Life, Photos, Prayers, Quotes, Wisdom, Women, Yoga
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By Jennifer Miller
To be able to stay in our heart as we navigate life is truly beautiful. It takes openness, expansion and learning to be vulnerable. My heart is like my inner guidance system, giving signals energetically. If something feels right, it sings with happiness; negative energy is sensed as well.
“When we complete the journey to our own heart, we will find ourselves in the hearts of everyone else.”
Father Thomas Keating, in Be The Change
I have realized what a gift my journey has been, with the most difficult times opening my heart even more. I now feel a connectedness, a oneness with all.
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By Jennifer Miller
Witnessing my daughters Navigating life and
Concerned they do not have
A father around.
They have learned to call
On their own masculine
While maintaining their feminine.
Transforming their pain
Sorrow into wisdom.
Broken hearts into kindness and compassion.
Their wit and humor is always present.
So many gifts come out of the struggles and
Journey of life when we look close enough
To see all the beauty and blessings.
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“When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.”
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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” Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes use of thinking, honoring its value and its power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thoughts rather than getting caught up in them as reality”
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From “Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” By Jon Kabat-Zinn
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