Welcome & Namaste,
These are some of the contemplations, reflections, affirmations and words of wisdom that have helped me greatly during this time.
I hope that some of these reflections might help you too.
I find that I've been triggered in ways that are far beyond my control during this time in lockdown for COVID-19/coronavirus.
People in my town spreading information around that it dangerous to the public at this time is a good example of something that's been hard to process for me.
Opinions about the virus being a "hoax", a government conspiracy, or "viruses aren't real" - these types of things.
I find myself getting angry for our most vulnerable populations, who've already been exposed in a big way where I come from; a nursing home having been infected for example.
These are the exact populations that we are trying to protect.
When I find myself spiralling into fear around what other people are doing, which does happen. It's helpful for me to come back to some of these ideas, concepts and practices from different meditation traditions.
Aparigraha (non-attachment, letting go) & Ishvara Pranidanda (surrender to the intelligence of life) have been important concepts for me to come back to.
I also wanted to share some of the things inspiring wisdom that have helped me through this time, including this poem from Brother Richard in Ireland.
I think it's just so beautiful.
You can find the poem HERE on Facebook where he posted it.
All of my heart and love to you and yours at this time, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below while I'm here in my home in a Self Isolation Lockdown.
Here's some more words of wisdom that have been helping me at this time...
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Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica
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