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Savoring

March 06, 20232 min read

Dear Friends,

This week, 3 years ago, I was assisting Paul Dennsiton’s Grief Yoga teacher training at Esalen in Big Sur, California. We guided people as they healed their grief. And lead them as they shifted into the role of teacher; all while surrounded by a landscape that was pure beauty. The 360 view was forest, cliffs and ocean. Before dawn, I would run and then sit in the hot tub overlooking the Pacific with deep gratitude that this was my work. It all felt so aligned - being able to be of service, travel and feel confident that I was contributing professionally. I savored this trip.

And we all know what happened next in March of 2020.

There is so much in between March 2020- March 2023. So much for us; individually, within families, schools, communities, our country and globally. Each of us has our story and experiences connected to the pandemic. The grief, uncertainty, fear, isolation. AND the growth, healing, connection.

In my life, there have been many experiences that led me to deep questions about meaning, purpose and more questions. Why? How do I keep going? What’s next? How do I re-route? How do I stay inspired? Can you relate to any of these questions? I’ve learned that adapting and accepting what is and that we have no control - is an ongoing practice.

These experiences opened a spiritual journey that continues. Where mystery and the unseen feel the most real.

I recently asked myself “why not?” And I am about to embark on an adventure. I'll be integarting work, travel, rest and play. I’ll be out of my comfort zone AND leaning into nature, inspiration, creation, possibility.

My intention is to SAVOR and I’m inviting you to be curious along with me. Can we all practice being more present so we can savor the moments? The ones from- the food we eat, petting the dog, the sun on our face, the sound of the rain, the feel of cozy slippers, the feeling when you're with a good friend.

I hope you’ll share some of your moments with me.

With Gratitude,

Beth

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