So...my mom was just diagnosed with kidney cancer. My mom who is a vibrant, healthy 60-year old woman. My mom who is the best grandmother any child could ever ask for. My mom who is my best friend. This has rocked ME to my core and the only thing that has kept me going these last few days is my time on the yoga mat & meditation cushion.
With each pose I've been sending strength & healing out of my cancer-free body to hers. With each warrior posed I've sent courage her way. With each sun salutation I've sent strength her way. With each eagle pose, I've sent cleansing thoughts her way. With each savasana I've sent healing energy her way. And with each breath during meditation I've envisioned the tumor shrinking. This time on my mat has given ME the strength to be strong for her.
Sometimes we need these events to happen to truly awaken us... To help us all focus on what is important and to remind us all to take care of our bodies & our souls. It is good to stop and pause and ask ourselves, "Are you truly living your life to to the fullest - in a way that reflects what (and who!) is most important to you?" If not, what would it take to create a more FULL and ALIVE life for yourself?
Needless to say, I'm going to be taking a little time off from this blog while we figure out how to get my mom well again. I'll keep you all posted.