Daughter is away at her grandmothers house for a couple of weeks. Husband is away diving and sailing. I'm going to be all by my self over the weekend. I love my family dearly but I love to have some time just for me. I bought three books this afternoon.....ohh joy
Stayed home from work with a stomachflue today. Felt a little better in the afternoon so I played around with the camera in my kitchen for a little while. I also find time to order some books online. I will share with you all later if they are any good. Hope you are healthy and well wherever you are:-)
…to live differently, to love differently, to think differently, or to try to. Is the danger of beauty so great that it is better to live without it (the standard model)? Or to fall into her arms fire to fire? There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value. Inside the horror of Nagasaki and Hiroshima lies the beauty of Einstein's E=MC squared -Jeanette Winterson-
I don't wont to go to work today. I want to stay home, drink coffee, blog, read my book, nap and listen to Claire. My house is so pretty now. I've taken good care of my garden. Flowers everywhere. Lovely. I'll pull out my camera again this afternoon. It's been tucked away during all the craziness.
It’s truly been a journey to remember going through this teachers training. All the hard work is done and everyday life is back. My body is sore and I feel emotionally vulnerable. My hamstring is not well. I’m going to my acupuncture man, that makes magic with his needles Wednesday. And I need him. I pushed too much in my practice in the last couple of weeks. But now it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m ready to slow down my practice for the summer. I’m getting ready to finally tune into my breath and listen to my body. Ashtanga yoga, and some teachers are really into pushing it (and my ego goes along with that really easily). But I don’t believe that’s what’s yoga should be about. Are you a better yogi for doing this or that asana? I do not believe so. For me yoga is the journey to awaken your inner voice and spirituality. It’s a journey to opening your mind to other people around you and to see them with compassion and love. I’m setting aside time to read and write these days. I’m spending time watching my beautiful daughter growing up playing in the sun. Summer is a wonderful time of year. I hope you’re all enjoying wherever you are. Pictures is of Madonna, taken by Steven Klein for W magazine.
I’m finally done with my teachers training. Luckily I passed all my exams so I’m pleased. Patthabi Jois, the Guru of Ashtanga yoga sadly died the first day of the training. We were informed like an hour after he passed due to our teachers close relationship to his Guru. We had a gathering in his memory the same afternoon. It felt really strong and sad. I never been to India nor had any kind of relation to him as a person, but I’ve dedicated a lot of my life to this sacred practice. At one point we weren’t sure if we would be able to complete the entire course before our teachers had to go back to India for a memorial on the twelfth day after his passing but luckily it all came through in the end. I’m glad I’ve dedicated myself to this practice, and this teachers training, but it has been really hard on my family and me. I’m so happy today. It’s been lovely summer weather here in Norway for the past couple of days and I’ve spent the entire weekend with husband and daughter out on the boat and on the islands right by our house. It’s been absolutely lovely.