This past Sunday, my business partner of Ocean Bliss Yoga and I started offering live Zoom classes to our very special community. We co-taught the first class because we wanted to greet our community together. On the first day, we had 58 beautiful beings. It felt uplifting to see all the familiar faces that come to our studio and support us. When we closed the studio on Monday, March 16, we knew it was for the safety of the community. It broke our hearts but we prayed our students would be able to take the yoga off the mat, into their living spaces and remain calm in this time of crisis.
We also chose not to rush into offering online classes because we felt strongly that the universe was asking us to slow down, pause and take care of our families and ourselves. It was the right decision for us. Somehow we are always fully aligned in our decisions. I am grateful Paulette is my partner. She is strong, kind, compassionate and fair. Without her, there is no Ocean Bliss Yoga.
During these times, I keep Mary Oliver’s poem close by to read and absorb. “I have decided to find myself a home in the mountains, somewhere high up where one learns to live peacefully in the cold and the silence. It’s said that in such a place certain revelations may be discovered. That what the spirit reaches for may be eventually felt, if not exactly understood. Slowly, no doubt. I’m not talking about a vacation of course at the same time I mean to stay exactly where I am. Are you following me?”
I believe during these times we can plant different seeds in our minds and see what grows. With our thoughts, we make our world. What we think is what we get.
I wish you ease with the everyday changes. May you be willing to let go of any negativity and be open, spacious and kind. Find peace and love yourself for who you are. Do not create your own suffering; we all seek happiness. Be the seed of joy in the world. Be willing to be present, just in this moment.
Yes, we have so many moments these days! When you open your heart, your mind will be free. As we move forward with confidence, we repeat, “All is well in my life.” Send out your prayers to all those suffering. We will get through this and be a strong support team for one another. Talk to people. FaceTime to see your loved ones from far away. There are many ways to reach out and touch one another. These are very difficult times and we are all suffering but know it will pass one day. Don’t count the days, just be present with one day at a time, one breath at a time. We are all in this together.
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