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Getting Grounded, Staying Grounded April 19, 2021

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“Ramadān Mubarak, Blessed Ramadān!” to anyone who is observing the month of Ramadan. Many blessings, also, to those celebrating Chaitra Navaratri and Ridván.

“I will be your standing stone
I will stand by you”

– quoted from the song “Standing Stone” by Melanie DeMore

This week is about staying grounded and centered – which requires getting grounded and centered. Take a moment to consider what it takes to stand up, for, and beside yourself – let alone what it takes to stand up, for, and beside someone else. In the poem “Here,” from her book One Soul: More Poems from the Heart of Yoga, Danna Faulds reminds us that what we need is right where we need it most: inside us.

“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. Like the water in

which fish swim, its easy to overlook

the eloquence of truth. Its here, this

guiding presence, this calm, abiding

stillness. It’s here when I don’t try”

– quoted from the poem “Here” by Danna Faulds

Please join me today (Monday, April 19th) at 5:30 PM for a 75-minute virtual yoga practice on Zoom. Use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. Give yourself extra time to log in if you have not upgraded to Zoom 5.0. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below.

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In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, recordings, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations are tax deductible; class purchases are not necessarily deductible.)

Standing Stone