"My Life is My Message.” Mahatma Ghandi's words live on near the United Nations in Geneva.
Exiting the International Red Cross Museum in Geneva, the lump in my throat has softened, the near-tears in my eyes have dried but my heart still seems to take up a vast space in my body.
I went to the museum with my 21-year old daughter, Lauren, and my partner, Mitch, expecting a pleasant tribute to the Red Cross and a little history that might liken to reading a novel about Florence Nightingale as the founder of nursing. Oh, little do I know.
Pain: physical, emotional or mental, is a fact of life. It is our relationship to it -- our ability to listen to it and understand it -- that keeps us stuck, or frees us from its grip.
If you are new to the experience of retreats, or have never studied with me before, consider these five questions to help you decide if a yoga retreat could be your next step to an even more amazing life.
Be caring toward tragedy and pain in the world, without depleting youself
Please don't do this at home!
The photo here is from a wildly popular wellness centre with a strong web presence and great content. However, this photo of downward dog is an exception and 'got my goat,' so to speak. To me it underscores the importance of trusting our inner teacher and not just trying to recreate what we are told or shown to be the thing to do.