My Inner Mystic

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Saluting the Sun

La Madelene, Provence, France

La Madelène, Provence, Southern France

On the heals of the summer solstice, perhaps my favorite day of the year, our yoga retreat instructor, Anne, shared this reading at the end of our first morning yoga practice, a practice enjoyed on the deck of La Madelène whilst looking out over the vineyards and facing the sun:

Some people say there is a new sun every day, that it begins its life at dawn and lives for one day only.  They say you have to welcome it.  You have to make the sun happy.  You have to make a good day for it.  You have to make a good world for it to live its one-day life in.  And the way to start, they say, is just by looking east at dawn.  When they look east tomorrow, you can too.  Your song will be an offering — and you’ll be one person in one more place at one more time in the world saying hello to the sun, letting it know you are there.  If the sky turns a color sky never was before, just watch it.  That’s part of the magic.  That’s the way to start a day.                               ~ Bryd Baylor

Provence is divine!  I absolutely love the climate here (warm, dry, arid) and of course I love and salute the sun!


4 responses to “Saluting the Sun

  1. Basia June 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Soak it up! France is wonderful!

  2. Dave Lister June 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Looks beautiful there, Bobbi. Enjoy!

  3. Katy E. Ellis June 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I love to think of you there in a beautiful place (physically, mentally and spiritually). And now, thank to the World-Wide-Inner’net I get to actually SEE where you are too! Thanks for this sweet little post. xokaty

    • myinnermystic July 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Katy. I put together this post poolside (same view as the picture) on a borrowed MAC laptop (challenging!!). And now I am posting this reply from the Swiss alps on another borrowed laptop (PC this time – whew!). We’re in the midst of a thunderstorm, so no salutes to the sun right now 😦 Hoping for the sun to come back and open up the vistas/

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