Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on still.
"Feel free to stretch it out if that feels good, or you can find some stillness."
It's how all my yoga teachers start when we are finally in down dog.
Me, I alawys choose stillness, because it's my only opportunity to stop.
For the girl that is always going, always thinking, always moving, always checking off a list,
I choose to finally be still.
To find my breath, turn off the thoughts, listen to the in and out and most importntly,
remember that the breath out is most urgent.
I choose stillness because I need my mind to quiet.
I choose it because I need my body to stop.
I choose it because for a couple of hours a week, I need to be still.
I need to find peace with being me.
I need to find peace.
I listen to my breath, I listen to my body.
I curl into me, I place my forehead on the ground and I find what moves me.
I find my voice too, the real me.
I place my hands on my heart, and I remember how important the heart is.
I place my hands on my head, and I remember how important thoughts are.
I place them on the ground, in prayer, and I remember how important it is to be humble.
For the girl that always moves, thinks too hard and too much.
For the one that struggles to find quiet but needs it in her life.
For the one that struggles and makes like harder than it has to be.
For the one that cannot be still.
Find your time, find a way.
Sit and be still with who you are.
Sit and be still with you.
find that stillness in yoga, too. Your words make me want to roll out the mat and find the stillness I need today.
Beautifully written; a meditative treat.
#1 at FMF this week.