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The Year of Warrior 1

I am sitting in a Starbucks in North Carolina, Nora Jones is playing “Come Away With Me” on the sound system.

I have just written my January newletter to all my yoga peeps telling them about the New Year’s offerings.

When I am away from home it is really hard to keep up my rituals.  I fall into the ritual patterns of the people I am around.  I have been able to keep up with my Holosync, and hopefully I have enough time left on my wireless here to push “post” on this entry. But my pen writing has taken a hit.

When I am away, I miss my home, and when I am home, I often crave an adventure.

Funny, that.

I am still reviewing the past year, looking at things I want to change, to tweak, and to get rid of completely.  I love the clean, new start of January.  I even love that the new start happens in the coldest, darkest part of the year.

The seed goes into the dark ground and eventually the warmth will reach it and it will grow.

I am planting a writing project this year.  I am planting a new body project this year.  I am going to continue to water my meditation practice and build a higher and stronger trellis for it to climb up.

For me, this is the year of adventure and action.  This is the year of Warrior 1.


I teach yoga. I love to breathe. Kapalabhati pranayama rocks my world. I can’t sing (but love to chant) I love rituals I was born a Capricorn (on the cusp) I cannot live without coffee. I can sit perfectly still for over an hour. I am afraid of deep water. I can’t parallel park. I know how to scuba dive (but won’t). I can eat anything with chopsticks. I don’t use coupons. I was at Woodstock. I have a large vocabulary. I have slept in the Everglades surrounded by alligators. I used to want to be a bartender. I used to want to be a nun I am happiest when I am around purple things. I can read Tarot cards. I can’t eat eggplant. I have relatives in The Wizard of Oz. I have paddled a canoe with a nudist. I function best with 9 hours sleep. I can go for a week without speaking. I am addicted to blogs and social media. I love the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Rilke and Billy Collins I watch My Dinner with Andre every January as a ritual I don’t drink enough water. I love my computer I hate to vacuum. I do not like hydrangeas. I love the Sierra Mts. I dislike the name “Debbie.” I have read all of Proust. I love yoga I like to fly kites. I have never smoked a cigarette. I cry at movies. I only watch really crappy TV. I wear a size 8 shoe. I hate the smell of burnt toast. I love catalpa trees. I speak no foreign languages. I love to drive. I hate clowns. I love roller coasters. I hate country music. I do not like the sound of bagpipes. I hate shaving. I love Brie. I love to watch water move. I hate plastic cutlery I love my Kindle I do not love my phone I love sitting up to my neck in hot water.

One thought on “The Year of Warrior 1

  1. Ooooooo … thanks for the strength. I want to be a Warrior 1 too! I am still reviewing the past year too and pondering the new. I am planting 4 goals.

    Enjoy Starbucks & Norah & North Carolina … & your current adventure! Home waits patiently.



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