Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope that all of you have had a lovely long weekend. I've so enjoyed getting back here to share with you all, the things in my heart and mind; my thoughts, emotions, experiences, experiments in the kitchen, the whole thing.
I've always been passionate about sharing through my words, and so for you to be here, reading these strings of sentences, means more to me than you can imagine. So before I jump into number 11 of my random thoughts series, I just wanted to say thank you. For sharing in this space, for listening, for being here, and for all the things that this current string of words can't capture.
I hope you read on, and make your way to the end of this blog, where I leave with a little note on joy.
I started this series when I just wanted to throw out a bunch of random things out that felt important to me to share, but didn't necessarily fit in with my normal topics of conversation in the yoga, philosophy, ayurveda, nutrition/recipes space, as much as this is what this space is. Sometimes, I just want to share random things and thoughts, bits and bobbles that don't seem to quite fit into the spaces that already exist. And forever it's worth, I hope they at the bare minimum bring a smile to you, if not more! So, let's just dive right in.
Lastly, a little note on joy. It's not a perfect journey. It's not a perfect path. The ability to experience, and I mean really experience--not just realize, JOY isn't easy. This human experience is an experiment in joy. How often can I find myself finding, realizing, and experiencing joy--and I really mean the entire experience. This is something I have been pondering, and maybe I'll expound on it at a later time. But, nonetheless, I wanted to share my current notion that it's HARD. Joy is tough. To live in that space where you are so unbothered by the world and everything that comes with it because you are SO centered in who you are and all that makes you YOU, is really hard. Especially today, more than ever. So, I leave you with a quick notes. My hope is that you see the glimmer and the glimpses of pure joy. That when you do experience that, you can hold on to it. That is allows you to look forward to the moments and times ahead. That at some point in your life, you are so fully immersed in joy, that literally nothing else matters. Whether it lasts just 2 minutes or a whole week. Whatever, however, and whenever it manifests, know that I want nothing more for you than that.