Greetings, dear readers.
Like you may have, I have dabbled with yoga off and on for some time. As I have admitted before, the fur fam adds a degree of amusement not usually encountered in formal classes. Bending into funky poses while clad in comfy spandex is still fun. Today I was struck by the word always spoken at the end of the recorded flow I use: Namaste.
Do you know what it means? I didn’t so I looked it up. Namaste, roughly translated, means “the sacred in me recognizes the sacred in you”.
The word went off in my head like a piñata meeting its match. Can you imagine if more of this went about in the world? What if every time we thought of another, we called on that spark of the sacred? OH. Wow.
My thoughts went spinning, with the conversation in my head going something like this: There’s that political figure on the news – I don’t like that person’s policies, or their actions, or even the smug look on their face. And I recognize that there is a spark – somewhere – of what is sacred in that person, too. I can decry the policies and the actions and the smugness; what is sacred is not to be denied. No matter how difficult it may be to recognize under the circumstances.
As fraught as politics can be, the thought brought a little grace to the moment and eased some of the angst I felt around that particular news item. It felt so much better than just getting peeved and stomping around for half an hour. Or half a day because it kept coming back every time I got on social media. Eesh! Let’s not go there!
So maybe a little more “Namaste” is just the ticket. I’m going to give it a try. I won’t pretend I’ll be perfect at it. I am likely to forget as regularly as I remember when something ticks me off. When I do remember – there will be that much more peace in my head and heart. The world can always use a little more peace.
Namaste, my friends. Namaste.
It is not your imagination that things have been quiet around the heresaquarter quarters. Sometimes the roundrobin rodeo of work and home obligations makes it harder to keep up with everything (or anything!) I have some new ideas up my sleeve, so stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!
2 thoughts on “Namaste”
I’ve just realized how long it has been since you’ve posted. I hope all is well with you
As bad as it is to begin 3 sentences with I – I’ve missed my weekly dose of gentleness from you
Thank you, Mary! I am so grateful for your sweet comment and readership. I have been working at other things and missing HaQ, too – hoping to spend more time writing now. Wishing you the best – B.