gofasterrabbit

witching hour polls and random musings

Item #1 of the yama / niyama challenge … beginning with the niyama svadhyaya. To break down the sanskrit of it all … svadhyaya combines the word sva (self) with a derivative of the word dhyai (to contemplate, think on, recollect) and is generally translated to mean “self-study”. Besides being a pretty fun word to say (svad-YAYA) …

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For me … fall has always been a time of learning … a time of assimilating the bits of knowledge that have bounced relentlessly against my cerebral cortex over the sweet summer months … a time of harnessing the energy that built up when the sun was so distractingly high that it was impossible to notice anything …

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Today I am grateful for big blue oceans, golden sunshine, words, music that seeps into your cells, ☮, rollerskates, zombie films, coffee, chocolate, family, friends, handstands, flip-flops, tanlines, cutoffs, kissing, and a dog named sid. I’ve had beautiful doses of all of these things in the past year. I am grateful for the rain that is …

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