Though I don't attend worship services there or attend the yoga sessions either one, I remain on the email reminder list for each session, because I don't want to miss the gentle urgings that are delivered right along with the class meeting times.
Each message reminds me to slow down, pay attention to my body, and gently care for myself, all as part of my caring for the world around me.
|Hamelia patens with berries|
Yoga is, for him, intentional attention, a "practice of noticing". For my friend when it comes to yoga, his goals include a degree of presence and attention that moves the class sessions from exercise to meditative spiritual practice.
It struck me this morning. The way my friend approaches yoga is the way I approach gardening with native plants in order to attract local wildlife. For me, gardening this way requires more practice in noticing. Working in and around the earth becomes, on a good day, a meditative spiritual practice.
Happy Holidays to all. May your days be merry, bright, and filled with the wonder of growing.