Every Step Matters

In the absence of words that can make any sense of our current situation, I would like to share some thoughts that came to me from Indu Aurora. My heart hurts, yet I know that it will be ok even though it does not seem like it at the present time. My hope is that as we move forward, we will grow stronger, and our future will become more clear. We can unite and grow stronger; challenge, grief, and loss bring people together. I am hopeful because I know that I am part of a larger community who care about the same things. I don’t agree with what has happened, yet I must find acceptance in order to gracefully move forward to support my community. In the face of challenge, I must keep doing what I believe in, as it all matters. It may not seem like it matters today, but it will matter and the road will become more clear. Please know that every act of speech, thought, and action matters more than ever. Contribute to peace, love, and happiness. When I find myself in tears of grief, the yoga therapist in me reminds me to breath and feel my body. So often grief and trauma separate our mind from our bodies making us feel numb. Take time to breath and see if you can feel where your body feels the emotion that you are feeling. Try to lean in towards that and just allow it to be without pushing it away. Just be for a few breaths. Mantra for today: Take us from the false to the truth, Takes us from the darkness into the light, May the poison in our hearts, turn to nectar, Peace, Peace, Peace Om Asatoma Sat Gamaya; Tamas Soma Jyotir Gamaya; Mrtyoma ammrtam Gamaya; Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. May peace be in your heart, flow from your lips, and rule your mind. Namaste, Tamara

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