This morning I reveled in the trusting hugs of two darling young ones that I brought as my guests to Methow Valley Moms of Young Ones (MOYO). Emptied of myself and my needs, just loving another mama on a beautiful morning. This afternoon I immersed myself in an hour of teaching high school yoga outside on the springtime lawn looking up at the gorgeous sky. Love teaching teens! And after school I delighted in the sweet sounds of 7 year olds playing on the trampoline together. So thankful for simple friendships in the now.
revel = take great pleasure
immerse = involve oneself deeply
delight = enjoy something very much
I was truly content and happy in each part of my day. This is kind of a big deal for someone as calendar focused as me, ever planning for being somewhere besides where I am. Complete presence in the moment. Yoga practice with each breath as the most present aspect of all. A reminder today by Jennifer Dukes Lee of Paul’s biblical insight, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. . . I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Surrender. The moment focus shifts from struggle to ease of being and to the breath, submission to a will so much greater than mine. I can practice and plan and look things up, but what brings me to the point of peaceful contentment in where I am right now is the strength of my God working in and through me. Welcome that. More days like this one. Looking UP.
A song for you: “I Surrender” All Sons & Daughters
A verse for you: “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with PEACE.” Psalm 29:11