Poise

hungry heart

definition via Websters: ” to be drawn up into readiness”

This word just grabbed me this morning.

There is a pose in yoga called TADASANA- the tree pose.

One stands tall with an equal reach of every cell, muscle and thought up toward the sky

AND down toward the earth.

Poise, like an African woman negotiating the shifting weight of a large bundle on her head

Demands attention in every direction.

My body gets tired and frustrated continuing to try to send energy into less-than-fully-functional limbs

But I can’t let up

Because of my love of life

And beauty.

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2 Responses to “Poise”

  1. Rita Kindl Myers on July 21st, 2013

    Nicely said! Indeed, I also cannot stop, just as you write “because of my love of life…” And when I do yoga, I feel alive, even in a “less than fully functional body”, because my blood circulates. I breathe deeply. And, I have taken time to care for myself. My testament to my love of life.

  2. laura Hegfield on August 25th, 2013

    poise and grace… these are two more words I would choose when describing you Cathy… these words come from the inside of person… not the outer clothing of skin and bones… much, much deeper than bones.

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