“When i read a script, if my skin tingles I take the part and if my stomach gurgle I can NOT accept the part!” Cicely Tyson
So I was on a walk this morning in beautiful Naples Florida, listening to Super Soul Sunday Podcast, as Oprah was interviewing Cicely Tyson and I heard her say the above….and I smiled BIG TIME!
To me, this is all about YOGA, okay, my kids would say “everything is about yoga to you Mom!” AND they are not wrong, right? Yoga is the Union of the Mind and the Body through the BREATH. This Union brings us to the present moment where we can really FEEL THE MESSAGES OF THE BODY, your heart mind, your fire.
“Once I step into the Universe, the Universe aligns with me”…not sure where i learned this but i totally resonate with it. We are soooo connected to all that IS.
Dear Danna Faulds, one of my favorite poets, says it so well…
You Know Me by Danna Faulds One Soul
“I am the Creator and the Sustainer, the life force that animates the trees, the faith that transforms belief into something deeper.
I am as eloquent in death as in birth, the always and forever essence of emptiness and breath.
Speak any of ten thousand names and I am there before the words leave your lips.
It is I who lifts the heavens up, bind water into ice or send it flowing toward the ocean.
You know me in every moment, yet you can’t define, or even make me line up with what your mind would posit as reality.
My presence doesn’t leave when your awareness shifts from prayer to serving tea. The mind will often need to focus elsewhere, but that doesn’t change the truth of me.
There are countless ways I can present myself to you, but what is it that I truly wish to say?
It’s this: DON’T MISS ME IN THE RUSH TO GET THINGS DONE. I am here right now, the pinnacle and the root of love.
You don’t have to stop doing what is yours to do, retire to a cave, close the curtains tight. or meditate from dusk to daylight.
I’m here right now. You are so much a part of me that you tend to miss the forest in the trees.
Choose to behold me. Choose to know me. Choose to acknowledge the communion occurring even as you read these words.
CHOICE IS ALL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE SPARK OF ME WITHIN YOU TO CATCH FIRE.”
So, make the choice to tune into your inner fire and keep noticing the messages of your body.
Namaste Dear Ones