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At Your Feet

As I lay in savasana (“corpse pose” to the non-yogis out there reading this) yesterday morning at the conclusion of my yoga class, I listened to my yoga teacher. She always offers a quote as we lay there, listening to our breaths and centering ourselves. It felt good to be still.

She read the quote of the day and after class, I said “Really? You chose that before class started?”

They were words that felt tailor-made to me at that moment, on that day.

I love when quotes appear in front of you…as if they have been swirling around the universe and come to rest at your feet just as you are needing them. Like an autumn leaf that flutters down from a branch and slowly glides to the earth. It brings up that age-old thought/debate about whether we are really in control of our own lives or are other forces driving the bus, so to speak, and it’s our mission to be the navigator. I’m not really sure where I land on this one. Fate? Serendipity? Luck? Pre-determined anything? I do love serendipity.

Who knows. I’ll roll with it all and make sure I’m paying attention along the way, how’s that?

It does always feel somewhat magical to me, though, when things appear that seem to tie in with things that are happening in your life or even just something you are thinking about. Is it that certain thoughts are at the forefront of your mind and therefore you are more aware of anything pertaining to them? Or is it truly “chance”? OR are these signals (by whom or what?) that you are meant to see and take note of?

Arg. Questions to ponder for a lifetime.

But yesterday, as I lay there listening to the voice of my yoga teacher, those words were there for me.

And I took notice.

“Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life, but in how you can serve.”-Wayne Dyer

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2 thoughts on “At Your Feet

  1. Love this! Especially the analogy of someone else driving the bus but we are the navigators. Me? I believe there are definitely forces at work out there and we simply need to be aware and conscious to see them. Great post.

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