Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

good intentions

I am going to yoga later this morning. At least, that is my intention.

   It’s almost 6 a.m., and a mat that hasn’t seen much activity in quite a while is waiting beside my packsack. It has been years, really, since I have stepped into a class. I’ve been feeling, lately, like it is time to do what I used to do regularly.

   Almost a decade ago, yoga was a true constant in my life. It was a practice that, for all intents and purposes, consumed me physically, mentally, and spiritually.

   Today, I’m trying to get that feeling back.

   I have very few expectations.

   My balance is not what it once was, I am often stiff and struggling, and I’m feeling the need to give this body the stretching it needs. My birthday a few days ago reminded me I am not getting any younger.

   So, I’m off to yoga in a few hours and I am doing so with good intentions.

   Namaste.

06/14/2024                                                                                          j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

   within the company of others

                   we navigate space

 

           between now and then

                 choosing where we go

         and with whom we travel

 

                 at times it gets crowded

                       and still seems lonely

         otherwise comfortable

         on our own

 

             companionship makes

             the journey worthwhile

 

 

06/10/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.

in hindsight

Reasons are excuses,
explanations simple
rationalizations for
what you are thinking
or feeling. History is
full of reasons and,
in hindsight, excuses.
Or promises.
I have known many.

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most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on May 31, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

We love to honour our starts (once we get started), and celebrate the completion of pretty much anything, but do we properly acknowledge the complete process of what we have undertaken?
   So much of what happens predates the beginning, and so much more will happen as we, our work, and our process unfolds along the way.
   We are evermore evolving. You can only account for where you’ve been by the progress you have made. By the time you’ve reached the end, you often can’t figure our where, or how, you started.
   But you did.
   Do you give yourself enough credit for simply showing up?
   You should.
   You are here.
   You are trying.
   Isn’t that reason enough to celebrate?
   Raise your coffee cup and toast another week of trying.
   Patience is required.
   Persistence is important, but take a break now and then to pat your self on the back. Then get back at it again.
   It’s going to be a good week.

05/31/2021                                     j.g.l.

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