"How did the rose ever open its heart
And give to this world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of #light against its being,
Otherwise we all remain too frightened." ~ #hafiz
This picture... a day of #snowboarding by myself. The cold air on my face, the dance down the mountain and the flight back up. Every moment of this day brought up so much, #presence, #past, #future #exploration. At one point I sat down on top of the #mountain and cried. I cried for it all. Not because I was sad, but so grateful. So incredibly #grateful. For all who have come in and out if my life, for every character I played and all the work I do to peel these many #layers of #characters I've played off to #reveal the soul that came to play this life thing. As @babaramdass so eloquently says: The #Atmān, the universal soul within all, manifests within you as your individual #soul that part of you that is #wisdom, #compassion, #joy, #love, and #peace.
I ponder the many years that I was trapped in the illusion that I was not enough as I am. So grateful for this practice that reveals the #truth
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwara,
Guru sakshat, param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah
So much gratitude for all my teachers that have come to me. I bow to you deeply. Special thanks to the women that came into my life just at the moment this soul needed #strength #courage #trust & #love @janetstoneyoga @hannahmuse_yoga @janeaustinyoga @stacy4nyc