The Hazards of Sweet Potato Farming

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The Hazards of Sweet Potato Farming

Namaste and Happy Solstice!

I’ve been totally humbled… I was feeling great, my practice strong, near top condition, flexible, and had boundless energy in preparing my gardens.

Then, A sweet potato planting mishap left me with a tiny, less than 1/4 inch cut on the top of my foot.

This little cut has been my teacher through quite a journey into the healing process. This little cut has shown me the strength of the human immune system, my ability to be with discomfort, and surrender to the wonders of modern medicine via four days in the hospital.

sweet potato slips

I embrace it all, to see the good and the bad, and the good in the bad. Resilience is one word that comes to mind.

This cut is a window, that has allowed me to meet some of the most present and compassionate people I have ever known.

This window has reinforced in me how family, friends, and community are the most important things.

That in accepting help, you allow the helper to serve, to express and nourish their caring nature…. So healing for both involved.

 and much more as I live into the unfolding of now. 

I am feeling much better after a week of mostly rest, and look forward to our peaceful 9am Sunday morning Yoga class tomorrow, followed by our weekly schedule of classes.

Thanks for all your well-wishes and helpful encouraging words, Here’s hoping that you are well, and I’ll see you in class.

in light, love, and gratitude,

-john

p.s. We’re restarting our class raffle, wait till you see the awesome top of the line Yoga mat that Barefoot Yoga sent me to give away to one lucky student.

By | 2016-11-19T13:18:07+00:00 June 21st, 2014|happiness, Yoga|Add Your Comment

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Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j

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