"Self-empathy is at the core of effective communication.
When we are at ease with ourselves and know exactly what we need
from the other person right now, in the present moment,
we are much more able to use our language in a skillful way."
~ Judith Hanson Lasater. Teaching Yoga with Intention
We had several days of miserable weather here (rain, high winds, cold temperatures), but we have also had some of the most gorgeous days and nights! Truly, the sky has been putting on a show! The sunrises, the sunsets, the clear night sky, the giant double rainbow? Amazing!
This past Monday was Diwali. If you're not familiar, Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights, and it embodies light overcoming the darkness. It is a beautiful Holi-day celebrating the illumination of consciousness and elevation of the human spirit. This year, I chose to honor Diwali with candlelight and fire. I felt full of hope and aspiration for my growth and for the elevation of all humanity.
Diwali, combined with Tuesday's new moon and partial solar eclipse? Wow!
And, being on the sailboat recently with dear friend, Theresa, and our intrepid new sailor, Javi? Doesn't get much better than that for me. ⛵️🐶♥️