Trees are our teachers!

What is your favorite tree? That is my question this week…Mine is a big old oak that we used to take family pictures in front of…many great memories there from dance recitals to proms and also many holiday shots. And speaking of the holidays…It’s that time of year when the glow is outwards, the dazzling lights and trees, the business of the holidays…it’s all very external and yet Nature is guiding us inwards…to find the stillness, the calm, the endurance to make it through from Winter to Spring…at least that’s how it feels for me…I endure it, I do love the quiet reflection time, the time to sit and ponder what am I grateful for? what have i learned this year? what do I want to bring into 2023 and what do I want to leave (pun intended lol) behind…

So I hope you will join us at Harmony Yoga Studio on Sunday Jan 8th 10-1130am for a time to Reflect and Connect, to erase the board and begin again Happiest of Holidaze to you all.

May you have time to breathe in the glow and also go s l o w…xxoo Carol

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It's simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

by Mary Oliver

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