. I have been absent from my own page for a while. Trying to find myself, I seem to have gotten lost somewhere in the day to day stuff of my life and stopped enjoying it. I have begun to make a new change in my life and to become a more present and joyful person. What does this have to do with my post today and this strange and magnificent sculpture by Patrick Doreghty?
Well I have never enjoyed doing events alone. I didn't know how to enjoy my own company, got bored, and felt nervous to do things alone. It has always been this way. Others around gave me more confidence and strength. I am trying to find my own joy and enjoy doing things outside of my comfort zone, so this weekend the opportunity came up and I decided to not let it pass.
I went to a mini yoga retreat offered by Innerglow Yoga of Mashpee. It was a wonderful fall day and the venue was amazing. It had the wonderous sculpture right as you approached the manor and I was delighted. It is all made of twigs and vines and the twisted walls are fluid and invite you to explore and feel like a kid again. I knew as I went through it that this day was going to be a terrific experience.
We entered the building and it smelled amazing of fall spices, Michelle was cooking delicious food. We went to the kitchen first for a short lecture on how to feed our bodies properly in the cool weather coming and then we did slow, calm and fabulous yoga in the main area. I was able to see the sculpture during my practice and it helped me remember to be fluid and gentle with my own practice and journey. When we ended in a meditation I was overcome with a feeling of gratitude for being brave and allowing myself the opportunity for this amazing day. We ended with warm food and hearts. I made new connections with many of the other participants.
It may seem small to some, who may be more adventurous, but for me it was a big step into a place I was uncomfortable in. I will continue my stepping out and let it propell me into new experiences.
I would love to hear about your own journeys and adventures, no matter how small they may seem. Share with me and let's inspire each other.
Love to you all,
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