This passage, read recently by my yoga instructor during Shavasana, the final relaxation pose, reminds me of a recent trip I took to the mountains of North Carolina visiting my Pops.
Trust that the big river of your life has a plan for you and let it carry you onward. Throw overboard those things that are weighing you down. Be open to revising your maps. Take a deep breath and move into the current.
Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you're most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you're least drawn to.)
Photographers, show us one of the five senses -- bonus points for depicting a smell!
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I finally started my company and finalized the logo, courtesy of a former student and current filmmaker Matthew Jezak. I love it and it’s just the beginning! At a minimum, my company will showcase the work I do for Florida Trail Riders, Inc., in addition to legitimize hiring of colleagues for future projects.
I’ve been finding time in the early morning to put some work into my novel while listening to these 21 recorded episodes of Super Soul Sunday, Oprah’s TV show with people like Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
“For most people the ego is the king … [But] there is something else. There is this Divine part of you that you can be guided by, you can connect with, that can give you the help, the grace, the nourishment, the meaning that you need. It’s the soul that gives us meaning in life,” he explained.
This, in so many words, was my last lecture for the semester:
“I have enjoyed instructing you all for these last few months. I know some of you will go off and do better than I could ever expect, and I am grateful for that. But those people are few. And they get it. They surprised me. Others have just coasted along, missed entire weeks of assignments, doing the least that could be considered acceptable for an average grade, and that’s if they don’t fail for missing too many classes. Anyway, reach out to me if you need a resume check or contacts anywhere. I’m always here for you as an educator.”
The room stayed silent. I saw one or two heads nodding. Then, they dismissed.