Today is my birthday. It’s a good day. I started by doing some yoga and playing with my big crazy dog and helping my old dog navigate stairs. When they participate in my yoga ritual as they did this morning, it becomes Doga instead of Yoga. As Rodney Yee tells me to relax, a tongue licks my hand on one side and on the other, I feel a warm body snuggle up close and sigh. Sometimes the big crazy one drops his ball under my nose when I’m doing downward dog as if he recognizes that position as a signal to PLAY!
Later I spent some time thinking about Merton’s questions: What am I living for? What is getting in the way of what I’m living for? I have a fuzzy idea that I’m living, now, entering into my crone years, to make the world a better place for future generations. This sounds all lofty and grand but the specifics of it are quite mundane. I want to be kind. I want to take care of that and those put in my path. I want to be lighter in spirit and help others grow lighter too. I want to do my bit to help save the planet. I want to leave the place better than I found it. I’m not sure what is getting in the way of these things but will ponder some more.
Later today, after working awhile, I’ll go play with my friend Susan whose birthday is today too.
Happy Birthday to us both.