Letter From Publisher September 2017
Aug 27, 2017 06:39PM
Kendra & Jacqueline, Co-publishers
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.
Spirit moves in and through us at any age, enlivening heart and mind with the whisper of purpose, the pulse of transformation and the aspirations that manifest dreams. This soul dialogue is an interpretive dance with the divine, bridging mystical realms with the intellect that asks life’s biggest questions. We can choose our glory amidst all the transitions, with the liberating embrace of evolution’s timeless wisdom.
This issue explores the poetry in motion that provides opportunities for entering purposefully into the second half of life. Creative endeavors, attentive relations and contemplative traditions all cradle the human experience for a rich and satisfying continuation. On page 30, feature contributor Deborah Shouse illustrates an array of intentional choices that can enrich one’s quality of life, resonating with the flow that supports a larger sense of self. We are born already immersed in our own unfolding, gifted by the eternal patterns that make up the multidimensional nature of the universe.
Yoga is one of the oldest practices in which the connection between science and spirit enables us to embody, study and reflect on our unity with that natural flow. Focusing with powerful breath and postures creates a quiet space for deep truths to surface. Both grounded and wildly expansive, yogic philosophy extends into our way of being in the world, providing growth, fulfillment and the ability to navigate clearly.
On page 40, yoga master teacher Rodney Yee offers the gentle insights of a lifelong engagement with yogic principles. He suggests that by listening to our needs and flowing with our own tempo throughout different life stages, we can maintain equanimity. This template of inner peace provides an oasis of possibilities, merging practice into lifestyle and opening a graceful path forward, one moment at a time.
I’m reminded of the quest in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. Stirred into action by a dream, the main character goes through a series of experiential and riveting circumstances to find his ultimate personal treasure. His guidance is both intuitive and tangible as this response to destiny’s call unfolds and his heart’s desires emerge. It is the story of sweet surrender and coming home to the answers that lie within.
A world of wellness initiatives exist to help us explore the essence of life’s different stages. Enjoy!
~Kendra & Jacqueline