Keep peace with your soul.

What a joy to see the sun so much this week, such a relief to top up on vitamin D, amazing how much better is can make us feel after all the gloom over the last few months.

I am very excited by the later and lighter evenings too as we build up to the solstice in a few weeks time, how amazing!  I was fortunate (I think!!) to wake to see the sun rising yesterday morning, bright red/orange it was, quite incredible.  In fact the night before I had been fortunate to catch sunset from a friend's house too.  And actually now I think about it E and I saw the sunset behind Lihou on Tuesday too, sadly I forgot my camera, although maybe that is a good thing as you see it directly instead.  Still, the world is awash with beauty and abundance, just look at the gardens and the incredible Guernsey hedgerows, I am so proud to live on this wonderful Island, not so many places you can so easily see the sun rise and sun set over the sea in the same day.

Last night we had the most incredible storm that has cleared the air and changed the energy a little, good timing too as it is a new moon tomorrow, Capricorn too, read here for an insight from Rebekah Shaman...

I am 16 weeks pregnant now and feeling much better, the sickness has eased and while my energy levels are a little challenged due to a iron deficiency (common in pregnant ladies, especially vegetarian ones), I am feeling much better, hoorah, and with the sun shining and flowers blossoming, life is good, especially as it is soon the weekend!!!

It has been a wonderful week of Yoga, I have been inspired by so many of the students who come to class, such commitment and patience and humour too.  Thank you everyone.

Some of you may have seen this before, or read it on the facebook page, but I thought I would share it here as I just love keep peace with your soul...

 Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the bounties of nature and the sunshine.

Ross DespresComment