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Friday, January 13, 2012

A Small Stone: Jan 13, 2012


.שַׁלָ נְעָלֶיך, מֵעַל רַגְלֶיך--כִּי הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עוֹמֵד עָלָי, ואַדְמַת קֹדֶש-הוּא 

Take off your shoes from your feet, the place your are standing upon is holy.
(Exodus 3:5)

I look down at my two seemingly ordinary feet, veined with time standing firmly on my favorite yoga mat, the sunshine yellow one that has traveled many miles in the past to retreats and teacher trainings, to classes and workshops where I too have had the privilege of being called teacher. This mat rolled like a scroll in the corner of my bedroom, waited ever so patiently for my body to be well enough to return to its sticky, yielding surface. Now unfurled lovingly, naked soles press down, I hear a voice resonating deep within:  the place you are standing upon is holy—this is no ordinary moment, it is suffused with healing, pay attention, be present. 

For one who has struggled fiercely with standing and walking over these three years since being diagnosed with MS, this place is indeed kadosh, holy. I am grateful.

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To read a beautiful kavanah  by Rabbi Yael Levy as we enter the book of Shemot (Exodus),  visit: A Way In


30 comments:

  1. Your mat is an old friend calling to you. Meaningful wisdom, thanks for sharing Laura.

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  2. What a beautiful post, thank you

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  3. With this piece, you reached through the ether and touched my soul. And those feet? Beautiful!
    I'm subscribing to your feed!

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  4. A glorious moment for you, and for those of us who know your struggle.
    *hugs*

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  5. I'm so happy for you ... for standing, for gratitude, for honoring that which is precious, for loving. Blessings to you for seeking within. __/\__

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  6. Makes me grateful for you, too. A healing space in an ordinary day - the best!

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  7. Ditto all the above. Beautiful.

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  8. Thank you all for you loving comments...off to the doctor with my daughter...a check up with her GI doc in Boston.

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  9. How wonderful Laura! I wish you many more such wonderful times.

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  10. Beautiful words to go with an outstanding image.

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  11. and you pass that on to us. blessedness...

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  12. i saw a heart this morning, it reminded me of you :)

    may your feet carry you safely on your journey today

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  13. yes, poignant. your feet belong on that mat, and I'm very happy their home after being away so long. this is wonderful! happy weekend to you Laura. take good care now.

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  14. I love this, Laura. A beautiful reflection. I wish you the best.

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  15. I love photographing feet and hands. There is something about them that fascinates me. Your shot is awesome. Beautifull work. genie

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  16. I constantly remind myself to be in the present...a good lesson!

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  17. Beautiful meditation Laura -- thank you for sharing your struggles and triumphs!.

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  18. Bless you and it pays to be mindful.

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  19. I'm loving your posts, your photos, stones. Thank you.

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  20. beatyfol words...Great post..,-D

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  21. Feet that have travelled far. Beautiful words, too.

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