Nice Thing About Process – The Day After the Birthday Day

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Article Outline

Intro
 
Process
 
Reflections
 
Tidbits from Yesterday
 
Final Thoughts
 
Other Yoga-Adan Links You Might Like
 
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Intro

yesterday was quite a day!

it was my birthday of course 😉

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Adan & Sheila at Class Lunch

Adan & Sheila at Class Lunch

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which i took full advantage of by saying so at the beginning of my balance and yoga article yesterday, having a second glass of wine with my wife in the evening, going to lunch with the folk in our morning senior class, publishing my first ebook on amazon, and getting more calls emails texts facebook replies and hugs than i usually do in a month!

today, as is my wife and i’s custom, i’ll “extend” my birthday

after all, life, and birthdays, are a process 😉

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Process

it’s not much a secret that “most” yogic traditions, and really most spiritual religions i’m familiar with, portray life and any road back to god or heaven or oneness, as a process

even lightening moments of enlightenment wouldn’t mean one didn’t then have to live whatever was seen or gleamed, each day…every day….ohhhhh……

and birthdays are, i suspect, no exception

but this can be a good thing!

the “tradition” of extending birthday celebrations is, i think, a reflection of that

and reflections, thoughts, is what today’s post is really about

i had the great fortune of having a great day yesterday, and i’ve mentioned many of the highlights in the intro, so what does all that mean, today?

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Reflections

* that it was so nice to have so many friends and family, many many miles away, reach out

* that modern communications mitigate “some” of being away from loved ones and good friends, but those same exchanges also whet my appetite to keep those folks close

* that there’s a flow to process, ups and downs, speed-ups and slow-downs, and each is necessary for the other to happen

* that celebrating is good, but sure does lead to a lot of reflecting

* that feeling good carries the seed memory now that “this too shall pass”

* that the ebbing of a great feeling, in yes, inevitable, but can also be a relief and return of the flow back into the banks of the river of one’s life

* that, like muscle memory, great memories are easier to accept the next time around, and less threatening when the energy diminishes, knowing that, with rest, more good stuff of life can be enjoyed

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Youngest Granddaughter's Frig Art!

Youngest Granddaughter's Frig Art!

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i was so exhausted by 10 pm est, i missed the last call of the night from the three youngest granddaughters, but now have calling them back today to look fwd to 😉

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Tidbits from Yesterday

** my son asking me if i felt stronger and better now than 10 years ago when i was 51, and being able to, with a tiny bit of surprise-remembrance, “yes!”

** sheila writing in one of my cards from her, “congratulations on your ebook sampler – creativity from the past made contemporary!”

** sheila and i joking that i am now in my “e-career” !!!

** sheila and i, thinking about communications now, deciding that “significant other” and “better half” should give way in today’s world, to my “24-7” – we liked that one a lot 😉

** my middle sister (i’m the oldest) writing on fb, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVEN MOM REMEMBERED SOMEONES BDAY WAS TODAY BUT COUND NOT REMEBER WHOS!!!!!!!!! LOL”

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Final Thoughts

the nice thing about something being a process, with bumps “up” and bumps “down” is –

process lasts longer 😉

namaste – con dios – god be with you

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Other Yoga-Adan Links You Might Like

30 Year Sampler, Stories Poems & Images, Felipe Adan Lerma

Art Hop, Burlington Vermont, Sept 9-10 ’2011 – At the Festival


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A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
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