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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 192 :: trust in gentleness

11 Jul

{trust}  

I just took an amazingly relaxing Epson salt bath and now Brady is curled up next to me with his paws in the air (like he don’t care). He really doesn’t care, his happy go lucky tail-wagging self. 

I am reminded that a little bath makes me happy go lucky after a long day. It helps me relax into the gentleness of life and ease into each moment. 

And maybe wag my tail a little bit too. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 348 :: christmas kindness

15 Dec
{the season}

Today I continue the month of Christmas Kindness!

As I push through this winter cold, I am reflecting on how important it is to be kind to others, to all, and to myself. This year is certainly teaching me to be more gentle.

Could there be anything more kind?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 35 :: oh, gandhi

4 Feb

Kindness.

Just. This. Tonight. Enough. Said.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie
P.S. Kindness Challenge #5: Listen Deeply
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  • There is Listening. And there is Listening… and THEN there is LISTENING. 
  • How deeply can you listen this week?

{gentle?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 267 :: gentleness

29 Sep

Day 267: So easy. 

It’s so ironic. This promise of mine. I never know what I am signing up for and then somewhere in the middle of the year something starts to happen. I realize that what  thought I was doing is not what I end up doing, or what ends up happening. 

And so far this year, we are right on track.

My yoga promise continues. And somewhere in the middle of this I have started to evolve into something I didn’t expect. Something so very gentle. And easy.

I thought my yoga adventure would take me to the edge of my physical capacities. It has, instead, taken me to the edge of my heart. Right into the soft spot of kindness that resides in there, gentle, graceful and all loving.

The ironic part of this is that I have found a gentle lovingness for something so very important, and it’s been right under my nose all along. My body.

I am realizing how so very strong She is. So very resilient. So incredibly consistent. And so beautiful in her grace. She has been through so much. And I have pushed her so very hard. Even when She didn’t want to be pushed and pulled. Through so many laps around a gym, a track, under basketball hoops and over sand. She has been pulled through hospitals and emergency rooms and surgical centers.

Each and every time, She has come out stronger and for the better.

Not ironically, it has been She that has been there for me, throughout my entire life. And now, I am realizing that I need to be here for her.

I took a bath last week, and while covered in soapy suds and hot water, I saw Her for the first time. I mean, I really saw Her. And what I noticed was how incredibly beautiful she has always been. In her strength, her stamina and her ability to rebound through decades and decades of pushing and pulling and pulverizing at my will.

And now, it seems, in this year of my attempt to do yoga every damn day, She has risen, spoken, appeared to remind me of her incredible grace. She is calling me to be a kinder, gentler version of myself. Even though it has taken me a long time to listen, I am all ears, waiting to hear what else she has to say.

Promise. 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind-full-ness}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 249 :: saving a spider

12 Sep

Day 249: Hero.

Today I saved a spider. A little, itty, bitty spider hiding out in my bathroom. This is only significant because the OLD ME would have flushed him down the toilet. Or stomped on his head. Or crushed him against the wall with my gargantuan size ten shoe.

The NEW ME took out my “spider jar” (a salvaged glass pickle jar) and gently coaxed him into it, telling him stories of how wonderful it would be to live outside. And then I released him (or Her …because maybe it was a girl? or a Mama?) to the wind. Or, rather, the bark at the base of the bushes.

And, how does that make me feel?

Like a hero. A superstar. A woman who has conquered her fears (relatively enough to talk to a spider) and let it go free. And maybe that’s one tiny step for me but it could be one giant step for mankind? And you know what… it feels good to be a hero, even if only to one little spider.

Namaste mother spider. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{being gentle}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY :: 248 fuzzy pajamas

11 Sep

Day 248: Gentle.

It’s Sunday night. The laundry is done. Football is over. And a new week begins tomorrow.

I have been hearing the message to “be gentle” with myself, after travel and travel and travel. And I have to say, that feels good. So I am wrapped in fuzzy pajamas, with fuzzy slippers ready to retire this week behind me.

And start anew tomorrow.
Gently.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{be gentle}
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