This is an inspiring poem I shared at the end the last Find Your Middle Ground and Winter Yin Workshop. Yin yoga is about going inwards and deeper, through the layers of our being until we touch that precious peace within. Beautiful words from Danna Faulds to bring us home to our guiding presence.

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Its always here, the silent

underpinning, the foundation

beneath the foundation.When

I reach deep enough into darkness,


inside fear, self doubt, aversion, or

despair, there’s something so intact

I almost miss it in my focus on

brokenness. Its always here, this


ground of being. ike the water in

which fish swim, its easy to overlook

the eloquence of truth. Its here, this

guiding presence, this calm, abiding


stillness. Its here when I don’t try

to make life any more or less than

what it is, when I stop trying to be

right. Its here when I unclench my


fists and breathe, when I let go of the

demand to make ife smooth or easy.

Its here, the oneness underying

multiplicity, the exquisite “is-ness”


of everything. I could shout it from

the rooftops, but its true no matter

what I say, and I know you’ll find

it in your own time, your own way,


that precious moment when you

choose to meet life exactly as it is.


~ Danna Faulds. Taken from “One Soul” More Poems From the Heart of Yogau

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

24 comments on “Yin Inspiration

  1. thanks for sharing, Val…

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  2. Yes, the “isness”. And it’s true, we can so often miss it when we focus on the brokenness.

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  3. this is beautiful, Val. thank you for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful poem! It reminds me of practice- the process of it, how it unfolds and is required for us to find the ability to accept what is and move forward from there.

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  5. What a timely and fabulous poem, Val. It deeply moved me. I have now saved it to read again and again. Thank you.

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  6. Oh !Val this is such a gift for me today. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Much love to you always

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  7. Excellent. She’s right . . . we do each find it in our own way.

    I know you’ll find
    it in your own time, your own way,

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  8. Beautiful, Val. Thanks for sharing! 💜

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  9. ‘I almost miss it in my focus on brokenness.’ Oh, snap.

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  10. Val,
    What a beautiful and thought provoking poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This is so beautiful, Val. Hope you are doing well. May you delight in the idea that spring is on its way! Much love to you ❤

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