In reading Yoga Journal’s August 2018 issue I came upon the article “Soul Asylum” where the author Sally Kempton talks about refuge and finding a place that gives our soul shelter. She writes “On a bad day, your place of shelter can restore your soul.”
And so I think of the rough past few weeks, of the sadness I feel, and of the refuge I have found. No doubt this refuge has helped me endure, keep hope and remember things known to me within the depths of my being. My refuge is composed by: my children’s affection, the mala on my wrist reminding me of beautiful moments of growth during teacher training closing ceremony and a song which upon starting on Spotify almost made me cry “Mere Gurudev” by Krishna Das.
As KD sings about flowers, offerings, and not having much but dedicating it all. I am soothed not only by the lyrics and the violin but also by the offering and feeling. Wherever you are today I hope you find something that reminds you of your truth and gives you solace if even for a moment in time because these moments let us continue.
All the love,