“Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice.” ~ Alain de Botton
by Mary Oliver
Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.
The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.
But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.
Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.
My daughter took this photo of some sprouts rising up from within a fallen tree trunk. She says what she loves most about it is that it’s reminder to pay attention to the little things, because “the little things are often what’s most important.”
I don’t know if I should ask for forgiveness here, but quarantine has us finding ways to play the #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine challenge. ... with goats. . .
The Challenge means "between art and quarantine," and if you search online, you'll see some FANTASTIC recreations of famous paintings and images.
Having the time and ability to devote some effort to this project, I am now about to present you with Boise Goat Yoga's interpretation of some images.
Are you feeling unsteady/uncertain/out of sorts? Put your a$$ in the grass!
The concept of “grounding” is something that can be accomplished literally, just by letting your bare feet, hands, and -yes- bum have connection with the earth.
By including connection with the earth into your wellness plan, you’re giving yourself a chance to reconnect with the solidarity of the support that is constantly there to hold you up.
As my friend Stacey at @infinitebalancekinesiology says, “Grounding or Earthing is essential to health and wellbeing. The earth has a negative grounding charge and getting our bare feet, butts, backs and anything else in direct contact with it helps to balance out the free radicals (positive electrons) floating around in us.”
So the next time you’re feeling unsettled, try stepping out into nature. Take a deep breath, release, feel, and reconnect.
by Emily Nielsen
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
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