What was I thinking?

what was i thinking

Coming back from vacation, I realize that my time at home is more nourishing than my time away. When I am home, finding my middle ground is part of my daily life. My life is structured around yoga and teaching and there are many opportunities to become fully present in the moment.

I love to travel, but it draws me to the external world of planning, exploring, and tending to things and others. Its hard to be present when you are on the go. There is also less time or space to be alone and practice yoga and meditation.

Looking back at the photographs, there are several photos of me, sitting and looking out.

I wonder “What was I thinking?”

Moments of quiet solitude in the middle of activity are so precious. It is simply an opportunity to pause and appreciate the moment. To breathe in the air and tune into the senses. To be a witness to this place and time, without anything more.

I wasn’t thinking  at all.

This was my true yoga practice.

“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.”

~ Patanjali



Haiku – vacation time

Bass Rock


Moments like jewels 

Where ever we may travel 

Mind and heart aglow


I am visiting family and friends in Scotland, and have just returned from a few days in Paris with Don and my Mum.

Hoping to capture more moments like jewels.


* Back from Travels

Firth of Forth

Thrill of adventure
Joy and anticipation
Going with the flow.

Accept the ego’s
controlling reassurance
Bowing to the new.

Growing horizons
Loving moments filled with joy.
Travel from the soul.

All behind me now
The old world out of balance
To be born anew

In the Middle Ground.

It was a great trip, with some wonderful times with family. I’m looking forward to catching my breath and catching up over the next few days. xo

* Haiku – travel

Val in Siena


Adventure and love

Where ever I may travel

Moments like jewels 


I will be on vacation in Scotland and then Italy for the next two weeks. I will not be posting while I am away and will have limited access to the internet.

See you on the flip side! 😍