Thursday, 6 February 2014

It will lift you. It will free you.

“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” - Kenneth Grahame, The wind in the willows

My hubby took this in heat of the moment.
I watched my daughter tonight go crazy for the air popcorn machine. All week she had been asking if we could make popcorn, after I had purchased some kernels from Whole foods. Finally tonight was the night, so we pulled out the air popper and the kernels. She got her step stool out and I grabbed a large bowl. We put the kernels in and started the machine. Actions I've done more times than I can say, but this was Stella's first time. She watched the kernels spin through the plastic top. She asked in anticipation what was happening and if it was working. I told her to be patient and keep watching. It wasn't long before the corn kernels started to dance and then softly pop. POP. POP. POP.pop pop pop pop….. 

She started screaming with excitement. Jumping on her stool and throwing her hands in the air. 

She yelled, "Mommy look!!!" All I could watch was her and the incredible sublime smile across her face. I was in awe of her, as she watched in awe of the magic of popcorn. 

It's easy to take for granted the daily routine or mundane weekly activities. It's easy to forget the beauty around us or get so lost in the busyness of life that you miss out on what surrounds you. Yoga has always allowed for time, and in that time, I receive space, and within that space I remember, and when I remember, I see, just how magical life and me in it, really is. 

To be in awe of the mysteries of life is to experience the presence of Grace. It will stop you and fascinate you. It will move you and captivate your senses. It will lift you. It will free you. 

May you be in awe, always. 

From my heart to yours,
Lauren

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