This beautiful orchid is blooming once again at the studio! Be sure to check it out in the left corner niche next time you are in for class!
As I moved it from its window in the back room to the front of the studio on Monday, it was a great reminder that everything has a cycle. For as much time as we get to enjoy its blooms, it lies dormant too.... drawing inward until its next cycle of outward expression.
I read this passage from Mark Nepo in a class yesterday and I think it bears repeating here...
"Like Newton's law of gravity, in which every action has an equal and opposite reaction, we can understand the degrees of listening in a similar way. In essence, we hear in equal measure to what we listen with. When we listen with our mind, we understand more of life. When we listen with our heart, we feel more of life. When we listen with our entire being and spirit, we are transformed and joined with life itself."
May we all have time to turn inward, to listen fully, and to be transformed.... repeatedly.