Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee- John Donne
"Be Here Now." - Ram Dass
Such a powerful, wise mantra from an insightful book, gifted to me from a friend and yoga student last year. I have the tendency to get caught up in planning the next steps when I am in travel mode. In fact, I have been known to recall the past quite a lot too. I like to remind myself to be in the moment, mindful and present. "Where am I now? What is the purpose of what I am currently doing? Is it in alignment with my heart's desire?" I say things like this a lot when I'm teaching yoga. One of my favourite benefits of my own practice is being present, right here right now.
Be here now. I heard these words today as I was once again thinking of what's next. I've been planning fall travels and communicating with a lovely Wellness Center in Vermont about my teaching schedule and offerings. I got drawn back and grounded in the present moment. I was reminded that I am right here in the North Country, enjoying a beautiful summer in a beautiful community. It's so nice to be here now. Thank you for being here too ❤️