I didn’t want to do a social media post the last few days. no big drama. just feeling a disconnect between life and online life. the thought of selecting a pretty picture and formulating some artful words felt wrong. not just empty, but actively dishonest.
suffering continues, worldwide traumas continue. even the microcosm of the body is porous: for the first time ever, micro-plastics have been found inside the human digestive system. we are now eating our own plastic waste 🖤 at a internal level, i also found myself reflecting on the immense and oftentimes secret or unspoken pain ~so many~ people carry: physical, psychic, emotional, or a complex of all three.
that’s finally the thing that made me post.
because of the thought of people imaging that yoga is for people who “have it all together”. people in less pain than you, in less life disarray than you. or who are more vacuous and untroubled than you. all these things are so easy to think. .
it’s not true.
i like @jbrownyoga’s words: “regardless of the many different motivations and inspirations that bring people to yoga, underlying it all is the basic desire to feel that we are ok. that the pain is not so much that we can’t see how our lives have meaning. that the difficulties are worth the trouble. perhaps even to experience some moments of joy and love in the midst. these are humble wishes that come by way of simple means, not elaborate posturing.” .
There are not enough words to describe the joy that is in my heart tonight. sweet friends welcomed home their new baby from india. lydia is from hyderabad, which is also my home city. i love that i get to share this special bond with this precious girl. i’m excited she is home with her family and can’t wait to love on her in the days to come. welcome home lydia!! #adoption#fromindiatoamerica#fullcircle#welcomingcommittee#sweetbabygirl 🇮🇳🇺🇸❤️👧🏾
Experiencing four layers of intense deja vu with my two sons in la:
1. sitting in a japanese restaurant watching dodgers in the world series - just as i did last year when i was in town visiting ulv last october.
2. we’re watching chase utley play - just as we did years ago when he played for the phillies and they made it to the series.
3. listening to background 80s music and watching the woman across the restaurant who has exactly the same assymetrical haircut i had in 1985 - exactly.
4. toni collette just walked in - the actress who played the quirky train wreck of a mom in a grant family favorite movie “about a boy.” #tuesdaythrowback#fullcircle#whereshugh