The last few days in Bowling Green have been “picture perfect.” The buds waking to blossoms and leaves and near perfect weather (gauged by our narrow comfort zone) bring us great joy. In the dead of winter, thoughts of these days may have inspired us.
In his commentary on the Katha Upanishad, Eknath Easwaran quotes Wallace Stevens’ poem, “Sunday Morning”: “Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her, / Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams / And our desires.” Easwaran continues to comment on the essence of wisdom found in this Upanishad: “ …that in all human experience it is really only the Self, pure consciousness, that is the enjoyer, so that when one realizes the Self, there is nothing else to be known and all the knots that strangle the heart are loosened and that death occurs to that part of us which was born and launched into separate existence.”
Allow the beauty and joy of spring to loosen the knots in your heart and to make space to experience this Self. Loosening the knots in your body is a very good thing to do for yourself, as well! Then relax in savasana and feel that joy in every cell of your body.
May class addition and special events:
- New Friday Gentle class: In response to student requests, we have added a third 9:30 a.m. Gentle class, on Fridays. For May, Angie, Susan, and Kathie will rotate as teachers of this new class.
- Restorative class: Although the Sunday Restorative class is taking a hiatus, Susan will offer a special Friday Restorative class on Friday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.
- Talk/meditation session: To participate in the monthly discussion and meditation event, join Juanita on Friday, May 15, immediately following the Yin class. There is no charge for this session, and everyone is welcome to learn more about meditation and its benefits and to experience a short meditation.
- Memorial Day class: On Memorial Day (Monday, May 25), join Kim for a 9 a.m. Mixed-level class, appropriate for all students.
For a full list of May classes, please see the calendar page or a hard copy available at The Pots Place (428 East Main Street, on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky). We look forward to practicing with you in May!