This poem was shared at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in our 300 hour Mod 4 sangha.

It fills me with hope and possibility. Keep these words close to inspire you in your practice of yoga, meditation or life 💛

roots of hope
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Roots of Hope 

the roots of hope run deep.
And when we get discouraged
we can feel the tug of those roots
and we remember
oh yes, that’s right…
we have come through
harder things than this before.
And during the process, learned
what we could not have learned otherwise. And thankfully
we believe in trying again
no matter how far the distance seems
between what we want
and what we have.
We can remember
what blooming feels like.
So we practice,
the feeling of blooming…
and possibility opens us
to the miracles once more.

Shiloh Sophia Shiloh Sophia Studio

21 comments on “* Roots of Hope

  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    “And during the process, learned
    what we could not have learned otherwise.”
    That is a key point for me when I try to make peace with difficult situations.

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  2. suzicate

    Beautiful words! The image reminds me of an art panel I made which I titled “Tree Madam”.

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  3. This is such a beautiful reminder – thank you Val!

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  4. Oh so beautiful!

    And yes, “We can remember / what blooming feels like.”


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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Val!

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  6. I so like this: “We practice the feeling of blooming.” 🙂

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  7. Grounding deeply. Beautiful Val. Keeping this one. 🙂

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  8. This is so beautiful Val, thanks so much for sharing it. x

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  9. Love that line “So we practice that feeling of blooming…” that will sit with me all day.


  10. Val, after a week of almost nonexistent Internet connection it’s wonderful to return to such beautiful notions as this post of yours conveyed.

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    • Thank you Paul for your kind words. Its frustrating when the internet isn’t reliable. Glad you are back… At least for now 😉


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