Today was pretty hectic. I made sure that I took some time to go to the park close by and do three-part breathing. I learned this technique at Kripalu and I see how much it is helping me. At Kripalu I created a vision board and it’s propped up on my bookcase, which is in front of my bed and I see it all the time before I go to bed, when I leave for work and all the activities in between. The thing is, I sense the fear that is within me and the questions that are often in my mind, which are just things to prohibit me. And with things being so hectic at work, here goes another limitation or excuse for why I am not doing what I am supposed to. I am cautious about my fate, and the things that are intrinsic are often the hardest to overcome. Last night or this morning (I am not sure when exactly), while thinking thoughts like these, a phrase came to mind: “Insist of living your best life!”
A friend posted this on Facebook, and I thought that my blog would be a great place to post it, as well: Edwidge Danticat, one of my favorite authors, reminding us, some years earlier, of the richness of Haitian culture and the contribution that it has made to Humanity. Gale Pot!
As I sat down with my parents yesterday, I listened as they used the tragedy in Haiti as an example of the world coming to an end. “It’s biblical…” my mom continued to say and my dad followed along with examples and quotes…and I just sat there because I realized that I prompted the conversation by saying that a lot of what has been going on in Haiti was man made.
David Brooks wrote this horrible op-ed piece on the crisis in Haiti, and I just shook my head as I read his words of judgment that were colored in black and white. Everyone has their views and the “blame game” has many players . I guess I, too, might be seeing things through a particular lens.
I pray for Haiti, I pray for my brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and grandparents who are there. And while some sit and analyze, there are people who are in pain and who are hurting and there are people who are actually doing something about it.