look down to look up

One of the most memorable moments in my yoga practice for me, to date, is the time I rolled over from Savasana into cradled side position–which is the way I always sleep. The instructor gently but confidently brought to our attention that in this moment, we are reminded that the Earth is always there, beneath us, supporting us, lifting us, sustaining us.

Always. there. How beautiful.

So today, as I set this intention:

notice your feet on the ground all day

I frequently was drawn to that image: innocence resting on the ground, supported and sustained.

I realized as I was driving, that even while I was in transit, the Earth is rooted beneath me–steady.

I looked out the window at the grey clouds blowing in the next March snowstorm and was reminded that even though the weather is fleeting and frivolous in nature, the ground beneath me always remains–constant.

As I freaked out about my drive home, I recognized despite being disguised by treacherous, icy masks of snow, the ground still lingers beneath, supporting me–enduring.

All things change, move, shift, shape–but there the Earth is, below that movement, forming a steadfast bedrock for all rebirth and transformation.

I am grounded. We are gloriously grounded.

And as a daughter of God, I recognize that I am grounded in Glory. It is the most sublime analogy of eternity.

If the ground supports me…

and if God is the Creator of that ground…

then God is always supporting me.

In the even while’sSteady.

In the even though’sConstant.

In the despite’sEnduring.

 Always. there. How beautiful.

The root that needs no ground is He, and from that root all has come (St. Thomas Aquinas from “The Divine Intimacy”).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


Strength \ Vision \ Service \ Exploration

john pavlovitz

Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Life in the Dport

Expats Abroad

A Tree On Fire With Love

But it's still scary sometimes because most people think love only looks like one thing, instead of the whole world

Curiosity Travels

"Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity."

Young Adventuress

The Solo Female Travel Blog

Young Adventuress

The Solo Female Travel Blog

teaching With "Ang-sigh-eh-tea"

The life of a teacher who struggles with anxiety and depression.

Sampa Sympatico

A Yankee Teacher's Experience of Sao Paulo, Brazil


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Once Upon a Time in México

Living my dream of teaching, traveling, and discovering culture

Teach. Travel. Taste.

A peek into the life of an American teacher in Colombia


Adventures in Globetrotting

Nomad Notions

Tales of Expat Living, Teaching, and Tramping in Taiwan and Beyond.

Sojourners' Journal

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people." —Albert Einstein

Middle East by Midwest

Observations and Experiences of Bahrain

Ex(pat) and the City

The life of a twenty-something Canadian living & teaching in Korea.

International Schools Review

ISR Blogs are open to site members and visitors alike. Your Voice Counts.

Teaching & Traveling

The Life of An International Teacher




Teaching in Brooklyn in Spite of Everything

Actively Dying

by Peter Fall Ranger

Practicing Presence

An attempt at mindfulness in life, learning, and love


Chanyado. Shade. Respite from the sun. A place under the tree to rest my head, and wiggle my toes out in the sun.

The Educationista

Life. Lessons. Inspiration.

Words Half Heard

writing into meaning.


"To sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth."


A snapshot of my journey to living each day with gratitude and striving to be full of greatness

Imperfect Happiness

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~ Mary Oliver


"I'm too old to live my life in fear of dumb people." - Charlie Skinner, The Newsroom

Perfectly Pleased

I take the little moments of life and write about them. Always with Love.

Cultivate Clarity

creative writing and mindfulness-based coaching, workshops, and retreats

Crawling Out of the Classroom

In everything that my students and I do together, we strive to find ways to use reading and writing to make the world outside of our classroom a better place for all of us to be


writing into meaning.


Teaching. Learning. Living.


Taking the journey, bumps and all

jenny's lark

the beauty of an ordinary life

Nonlinear Compilations

Parenting, teaching, writing, and learning to find beauty in the present

Education Thunk

Thoughts and musings on education as it is, was and will be.

talk from chalk

What I've learned while teaching

Thoughtful teaching

Thoughts on teaching in the modern world.

Hope, Honor, and Happiness

A blog for the book “Kingdom of the Sun” and discussions on finding the Hope, Honor, and Happiness in education, life, and the seemingly impossible.

%d bloggers like this: