I wrote this poem after contemplating the idea of regret..
And while meditating on a life lived with no regrets.
If you were to die tomorrow,
or this very minute,
what would you say
what might there be left inside of you to say
before that final moment?
What if you woke tomorrow
and the person nearest and dearest to you
was not there?
What would you wish
you had spent more time doing with them?
What would you want or need to do
to make yourself feel more complete?
And if this were the last thing
you were ever to read
let me give you
all my heart,
all the songs within my mind,
every dance left inside these bones,
let me remind you of how precious you are.
Read this every morning when you rise,
post it to a mirror,
next to the coffee pot,
wherever you can see it
and repeat these last few lines
before the start of your day,
or before bed:
“I am loved, I am beautiful,
I am smart, important,
and will never forget,
to be kind to myself
to listen to my needs, desires, and wants,
even if they seem silly,
because spirit talks to me that way,
and I am a Goddess
and will treat myself as such,
every single day,
even if only for an hour, or two,
even if only for a brief moment.
I am love."
|'Golden Afternoon' by Paree Erica|
Krista Katrovas (E-RYT) has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering it in 1999 after dancing rigorously as a dance major in college. Krista has had scores of articles on Yoga, Wellness, and Spirituality published in nationally regulated magazines. She has a regular column at Elephant Journal here. She has taught Yoga in Prague every July since 2009 and has been sought to teach in Kuwait, Canada, Virginia, California, Kentucky, and Florida. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan home, where she teaches Yoga, Meditation, offers Spiritual guidance, and practices Shamanism. She has cats, though also loves dogs, all animals. Her power animal is the Snowy Owl. Visit her yoga website here.
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