A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all — he’s walking on them.
~ Leonard Louis Levinson
Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.
~ Diane Ackerman
You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it. We breathe it deep within us. With every breath, we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, and then exhale them back into the world.
~ Diane Ackerman
I read this quote last night and thought how cool that is: We live in and breathe the sky. I should think about that the next time I’m on an airplane and way up in the sky. It’s comforting in a way.
My yoga practice this morning was lovely. Energizing, in a “I can feel the energy moving throughout” kind of way. Although there is something to be said for all of the poses (or asanas), tree pose (Vrksasana) was my favorite today. I was balanced and felt rooted to the earth while reaching up towards the sky.
Some days my balance isn’t as good and I almost topple over. Some days it’s really bad and I do topple over. Today I found my center, where the balance comes from.
When we get back into the warmer months, I think I’ll move my mat and practice outside. I imagine it’s a wonderful thing, doing yoga outdoors.
I’m going to spend my outdoor time at a soccer game later this afternoon. It should be fun. The weather will be nice (unseasonably warm again).
I am stretching (s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g-!) for something to write about today. It’s one of those days when I seem to have lost my words.
So I think I’ll give up on the words and just post some photos. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel more inspired to write. Today I just want to feel and luxuriate in the good energy of the day.