Okay. I’m cutting to the chase with this post. This quote above is ringing in my ears all the crazy making time right now. The part the comes in clearest is
“The new in history…only comes in the moment when the old becomes visible as old and tragic and dying, and when no way out is seen.”
That’s it folks. The new comes only when we have lost all hope that what we are doing is working and have no clue what to do. PERFECT. That is exactly where I am at. How about you?
This is where I am in regards to how I feel about the current human & environmental crisis that is the United States. Maybe this lit something up in your brain about how you relate to your job, your relationship, your chronic pain, your addiction, your finances, your body, your what??
The new in history always comes when people least believe in it. But, certainly, it comes only in the moment when the old becomes visible as old and tragic and dying and when no way out is seen. We live in such a moment; such a moment is our situation. – Paul Tillich, The Shaking of the Foundations, p. 183, published in 1948.
How’s that for a timeless quote, huh?
This fall I’m offering two Beginning Yoga 5 week series on Monday nights. Beginning means that you do not already know “how” to do yoga. Beginning assumes that you are starting and interested in learning. If you want to “begin again” you are welcome to join the class also. The first series goes from September 11 – October 16, Mondays, 7-8:15p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church (Green & Goodwin). This series is most appropriate for people who can get up and down from the floor with relative ease. The second series is October 23 – November 20, also Monday evenings at Wesley. This series is called Gentler Beginning Yoga and is most appropriate for folks who do not or do not want to get up and down from the floor too many times. It’s perfect for people with arthritis, chronic pain, or want a gentler, slower introduction to yoga. Each class is $5. You can pay each time or buy a 10 class pass/$50 (non-refundable) that is good for any of the classes I teach and is good for a year from purchase.
Maybe you feel far from calm, quiet, or flexible enough to start doing yoga. Totally overwhelmed by your racing mind, aching back, and occasional insomnia? Think what you need is less to do, not one more thing? You might be right. OR if you take the above quote to heart — it is the perfect time to start. The new comes when you least expect it…when you least believe in it.
AND the next Daily Bread Yoga retreat is Saturday, September 16th, 9a.m.-noon at Philo Presbyterian Church. The cost is $20 payable that day. The theme of the retreat is “Starting Now…” Yes – it’s all about the new being born in you when you least expect it. Maybe even especially when you’ve lost hope in it. Who knows?
If you have questions or are interested in registering for either of the Beginning Yoga Series or the Retreat on Sept. 16th, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂
Peace on your head, you.