A month or so ago, i ventured to troncones, mexico to scout boutique hotels for some sweet little somethings i have been pondering... while i was there, i spent a lot of time alone, thinking, listening to the ocean and all she has for me.... when i am all alone, i have a profoundly simple, incredibly non-eventful practice that has arisen for me in the last year.... i sit there
i mean, i really, really sit. just sit.
i don’t read. i don’t write. i don’t perfect or manipulate or contrive my position as one would in a perfect meditation seat.
i don’t get all comfy with a cup of tea and a journal. i don’t have my phone nearby. nothing like that. nada. zilch.
i just sit there.
and i listen to the birds, and i talk to god. and sometimes… although it falls straight away into “camp woo woo” — i dissolve into whatever the heck is out there aka inside me and free fall into the silence. because, truth is.... if i could live anywhere :: it would be right.... there.... ******** side note ::
pilgrim is coming, peeps. if you’ve done it before, pretty please tag your friends and tell them how it changed you…. if you haven’t a clue what i am talking about, pilgrim is a 108 day online journey with a couple hundred people from across the globe, all walking together, in the ways that they can, and sharing an online community, and 108 days of “living your yoga” practices, support, and goodness. it is a super dialed in - but not demanding - journey that allows you to take consistent steps towards three very simple goals: more happy. more sweetness. more love.
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Double digits! you are a pointing, waving, clapping mini human, and it’s the best watching you communicate with us! when you b**w and give kisses, my heart melts. you are standing like a pro. being outside is your favourite place to be and you are always ushering us to take you out with that little pointer finger of yours. you despise being in the car seat and you make sure everyone knows it. favourite toys are your activity table, telephone, any little balls, and your stacking cups. you are able to stack rings and cups with modelling. favourite activity is opening all of the cupboards and taking all of the contents out, but at least i can cook in peace. haha. diaper changes are challenging, but singing to you does the trick almost every single time. you love nursery rhymes and dancing (and watching mama dance like the silly person that she is). when it’s time to read, you get very excited. favourite books are the interactive kind (pat the bunny, where is baby’s mommy?, counting kisses, etc.). i love the way you fling the page open to the next. i just about die every time you scrunch your nose, which is a lot (i wonder where you got that from? ☺️). breakfast is still your favourite meal of the day. you love fruits, but we’re working on getting you to love veggies, too! for the first time, i feel like you’re not a baby anymore and it’s half breaking my heart and half getting me excited to keep watching you grow. i love you with my whole being.