day 4 of 108, a very challenging day

Cool loneliness allows us to look honestly and without aggression at our own minds. — Pema Chodron

Wow.  What an emotionally challenging day.  It’s interesting that when I am most stressed, sad, frustrated, and fearful, it’s most difficult for me to lasso my mind and just get on my mat even to do a few sun salutations.  I managed, after much mental wrestling, to get there today.  I did a short practice–a few Surya Namaskar A, a few low lunge variations, and some forward folds–but I did it.

I am really missing my Carrboro friends (and Carrboro itself) today.  I agreed to work tomorrow to make up for my sick day on Tuesday when I had that hellish migraine, but I’m going to attempt the 3.5 hour drive to Saxapahaw, NC, after my shift to welcome Tom home from Farm Sanctuary, see some of my dear friends, and spend the night in beautiful Orange County, then take yoga class in the morning.  My evite reply still says “maybe”, so perhaps I’ll pleasantly surprise some folks, too.

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