Thursday, November 14, 2013


look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love
look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend
why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known
why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last
look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs
look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once
the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together
look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox
you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me
be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don't get mixed up with bitter words
my beloved grows
right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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Of all the automatic functions of the body...only the breath can be easily controlled, explain Richard P. Brown M.D. and Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. in their book The Healing Powers of the Breath

"By voluntarily changing the rate, depth, and pattern of breathing, we can change the messages being sent from the body’s respiratory system to the brain. In this way, breathing techniques provide a portal to the autonomic communication network through which we can, by changing our breathing patterns, send specific messages to the brain using the language of the body, a language the brain understands and to which it responds. Messages from the respiratory system have rapid, powerful effects on major brain centers involved in thought, emotion, and behavior."

On settling in relationships: Rather than focus on the comparisons and rankings of different people, always looking for more attractive, more intelligent, or more successful, we should focus on the unique connection that we can make - a connection which is with a whole person, not just a set of characteristics. These characteristics are undeniably important, but they should not be a regarded as crucial in themselves: they are aspects of complex person who cannot be understood simply as the sum of his or her parts. (Psychology Today)

"Bloom where you are planted."- a quote a stranger wrote in the back of my notebook at a coffee shop in Portland, OR.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

True Colors

We're constellations. Constantly evolving, ever changing. Our true colors are both the ones we can see and those that are unseen. Instead of trying to define them all or worrying that you can't, simply honor them.

I thought this album was new, but turns out it's a couple years old. Honesty, Perfect Darkness, and of course, Fear is Like Fire.

Standout lyrics:

"Fear is like fire, you can burn your hands with it. Fear is like fire, you can burn your house down with it...You can light it...You can watch it burn...or you can utilize it..You can peel back the layers, one by one, every one will reveal a side of us".

To Everyone: just be yourself and other life advice that's incredibly hard to follow.

Currently reading: All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks. Her work is remarkable and this particular read is engaging and life-affirming for me as a young woman who has known and experienced different forms of love. I identify strongly with hooks because she is idealistic and at times mythical, but her ideas are also ambitious and demand consideration. I look at love with fresh eyes with every turn of a page in this book. Some aspects of her ideas require a collaboration with spirituality that most people miss when it comes to love relationships, not just romance but parental love and friendships, too! Regardless, the book and the provocation of thought about our own visions of love is worth the commitment.

Care of the Soul: Joyfully Adrift - "Maybe as we become more soulful, we drift into reality rather than away from it." Thomas Moore's expert writings on exploring your soulful side.

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A few things about me: 20-something dynamic beam of light projecting out into the world as a vinyasa yoga instructor.| Originally from a big, shiny city in the Midwest and currently living between mountains, rivers and lots of trees in the Pacific Northwest. | Pisces | Widest smile on Earth | Passionate dog lover | In my ideal world, we all trade politics for justice and peace. Religion swapped out for real love | Spiritual warrior | Interested in the human mind and how we relate to each other| Devoted to movement especially through yoga and dance | Future psychotherapist | Hopeless romantic | Enamored with the spoken word, music, African-American 20th century literature, poetry, and all of the arts, really| Major bookworm| I love exploring places on foot.

One day, I'll leave here on my feet. Walking to the next place.

The Wandering Post is composed of things that stoke the fires these and other interests. Here I'll share bits that I encounter along my journey that inspired, changed, and encouraged me along the way. Life is so beautiful but also complex and difficult. I'd love to have conversations about all of it here! Hopefully, friends and family from across the country will find me here, drop a line, or just enjoy the posts.