I woke really early today. Before I had a cup of coffee and before the sun was fully up, I was already on the computer answering emails and sending others in regards to the new studio. There is so much more involved to opening a studio than I ever imagined and I only know a tiny portion of it. Emails about my son’s birthday party today started rolling in, folks requesting to guest post here arrived in my inbox (folks, I appreciate the offer, but I recruit guests posts when I want them,) and my kids needed breakfast and my vehicle had to go to the shop and …. it was a crazy busy morning. I was feeling a little dizzy and I still hadn’t even gotten dressed.
Wondering how I was going to do it all without going insane, my youngest son ran out to get the mail. He came in laden with packages for me! The Shining Shakti pants I ordered arrived and I got a little birthday-love package from my darling Flying Yogini. The pants are beyond incredible – get yourself a pair post haste. I put them on and felt groovy and centered and happy and alive. I opened the package from Nancy and got all misty-eyed. Nancy is just incredible and I’m so honored to be her friend – she really gets people and she really gets “it.” Inside my package was a beautiful journal, a large bar of dark chocolate, and The Essential Rumi. See what I’m saying? I don’t call her “Awesomesauce Alder” for nothing. 😉
I sat down a bit ago and flipped through the book. I came across this immediately:
There is a joy, a winelike freedom
that dissolves the mind and restores
the spirit, and there is a manly fortitude
like the king’s, a reasonableness
that accepts the bewildered lostness.
But meditate now on steadfastness
and clarity, and let those be the wings
that lift and soar through the celestial spheres.
I don’t know how everything is going to get done. I don’t know where we’re all going. I don’t know the exact steps to take to prevent getting lost or bewildered. I do know, however, that if I keep going, if I keep my eyes and ears and heart open, it will work out, the path will be clear and steadfast and true. I know that I will soar – maybe with a little help from the cape of a king. 😉