Day 16

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.  It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” Rumi

I experience quiet when I awake in the morning and listen to the birds, when I flow through a yoga practice and when I experience nature.  From the outside, I am sure that I look mindless.  I am not mindless but one with my mind.  My mind, my breath, my body and my surroundings are one.  I am filling my body with peace and strength just as the roots in winter are gaining their strength.

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Roots Journal-Rerooting

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I am back to my roots journal.  I didn’t even make it half way through last year.  The crazy part is that I had no idea that was a full year ago!  Obviously, I still need rooting.  I am floundering through.  I know my beliefs.  I know who I am at the heart and soul of me.  It saddens me that I am unable to permit myself to be vulnerable and open to the one who loves me most beyond my parents.  When I looked at the next journal entry prompt, I knew what I wanted to draw.  My gut was to draw a kitten cowering which is how I feel inside at times.  Next to the kitten, I wanted to draw a lion standing proud which is how I feel the majority of the time.  I am confident in myself 90% of the time.  For some reason, I didn’t.

Below are some of my previous journal entries that I did not post about last year.

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