Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, Poetry

The Chronology of Cuarentena

24 March. When will it end? I wonder though trying not to. Trying to be present. Being present. Two different things. 25 March. We all want to know: what does the future hold? There's a sense of nostalgia (for two weeks ago, a month ago, last year, childhoods of decades past). It's a time of… Continue reading The Chronology of Cuarentena

Writings

December 30 – Karuna (Compassion)

Here at Yoga Freedom, our motto is “compassion + action.” What compassionate actions do you aspire to in the coming twelve months? a "Finding the courage to go to the places that scare us cannot happen without compassionate inquiry into the workings of ego. The Buddha taught that flexibility and openness bring strength and that… Continue reading December 30 – Karuna (Compassion)

Writings

December 28 – Agradecimiento (Gratitude)

What eleven things were you most grateful for in 2011? a 1. great friendships 2. my wonderful family 3. a good job in a career that I love (teaching!) 4. the opportunity to teach lots of yoga schmoga 5. the freedom and ability to travel widely 6. Yoga as Muse 7. my continuing studies powerful Dharma… Continue reading December 28 – Agradecimiento (Gratitude)

Karma yoga, Metta

December 26 – Seva (Service)

How did you serve in 2011? Do you plan to volunteer in 2012? a In addition to teaching 8th grade English, I am the Community Service Coordinator at my school in Guatemala. In this role, I have been fortunate to connect with some amazing nonprofit work going on in this country at organizations including Long Way… Continue reading December 26 – Seva (Service)

Traveling

December 25 – Milagro (Wonder)

Illustrate your own personal wonderland -- real or imagined. What’s the weather like? Who else is there with you? Use vivid detail. a "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." ~ Charles Kingsley