I remember a day in yoga earlier this year where we practiced being out of balance while in balance-in tree pose. Maybe you know it or know this practice well?
It struck me how much strength it took to remain wobbly while holding still. Then recently, we had some high winds and I saw my own maples and oaks doing this dance, moving so wildly and yet stable. I’ve always marveled at their capacity to do this.
Today, thinking about this current state of stay-at-home, I feel this internal wobbling and also stability. It’s requiring a different kind of strength than I am use to inhabiting. Do you feel this too?
Sometimes my branch breaks, or it’s the branch from the tree next to me that has broken, one of my children. We all have snaps, but together we can return to the stable wobble that is our current day-to-day.
Iris determined her pose for this image a couple of weeks ago now. She titled it on her recent birthday. She has always been a meditator; I think as young as 2 or 3 she would pause in meditation when she felt overwhelmed. She once did this during her annual physical while she received immunizations. The nurse marveled as did I.
During this time, I going to remember to go inward when I feel the wobble so that I remember my stability found deep within.