As of late I’ve found much creative inspiration from yoga.
Yoga as a form of movement, yes,
but also as a tool for heart-opening.
I came across this meditation taught by author/teacher Jack Kornfield,
& this week I’ve practiced filling my thoughts with these words:
“May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May I be well in body and in mind.
May I be at ease and happy.”
In the midst of falling ill with a fever, fearful of having caught some tropical virus,
while still doing my best to keep up my work on the farm
and in my sketchbook and journal,
these words helped shift my fearful, helpless thoughts
into a place of calm strength.
And as I’ve seen typed on the tags of Yogi Tea bags: