“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Yes, yes, you know what I am going to say now: the Season is upon us. Or should I say the Seasons: Hanukkah, Bodhi Day or Rohatsu, Christmas, Kwanzaa, plus all the ancient festivals associated with the Winter Solstice.
It’s cold. It’s dark. There seems to be an ancient intuitive call: to walk towards the light, the bonfire, the candle, reflect and get warm. A lot of us go into this dark cave of hibernation and feel the need to reach inside our own psyches with a sign of care. Similarly, we reach out to our loved ones with a gift, a thought, a phone call, an act of kindness.
Additionally, the winter holidays mark the passing of another year. Memories, family dynamics, losses and longings all come up again, stirring a mix of emotions that makes winter hibernation hard to escape!
This time can be very overwhelming for a lot of us.
My way of dealing with this time of the year is by going into my body, into my breathing, into creating moments with myself. It is by going into my yoga.
If you feel you need a special place to go inwards during this solstice, we invite you to come and try out a class. This is also a great gift for a loved one who you think could benefit from the calmness and grounding, the gentle moments of solitude, and a more emotionally sustainable way of life.