Archive | Seeking Surrender

This shift, from limitation to possibility, happens in a moment— (1)

Wide Spaces

In yoga class, I raise my arms to a T shape, but tightness limits my movement. The instructor comes over and says, “You can reach out further than that.” She places her open palm in the middle of my back and pushes into it gently. As she does, my chest lifts, allowing my arms to […]

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I swim like I pray,by connecting the body and breath.

Within Water

In the deep waters of uncertainty, I hear Brother René’s words: “Do not give up hope.” What could this possibly mean for me—a woman in her forties, living without the children she had desired to birth, without her beloved sister, without the security of steady income, and who, at the end of a long day, […]

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