Thirty* then 30**

Written by travisr on September 7th, 2011

* Day Yoga Challenge begins tomorrow.
** A Celebration of 30 full revolutions around the sun.

Tomorrow, I begin a yoga challenge after only ever doing one before.  Last year, around this time, I did one and it began the beginning of a practice I, well, fell in love with.  What did the challenge bring?  Well, that’s all a bit ineffable… and requires words like prāṇa, peace, and strength.  I’m conscious not going into this second challenge with any expectations: that things should be the same, that things should be at-all surpassed, or that things should be, well, anything that I expect them to be from the vantage point, here at the onset.  Am I swamped as school starts out?  Yup.  Am I feeling guilty and nervous about balancing this ‘extra’ piece?  Yup.  Am I going to have to navigate each day of the challenge as it comes and adjust, adopt, and ask as necessary?  Yup x1000.

The challenge takes me to the day of my mom’s birthday.  Then.

A few weeks go by and I begin my thirties.

Hmmmmm… that’s kind of nice.  I get to centre and give myself some time RIGHT at a milestone.  I get to rest in the unfolding of a brand new era.  I get to find space while I consider how to best rally-together friends and family to celebrate and eat and drink to life, and prosperity, and growth.  I can’t think of a better way to round off those twenties.  Twenties with moment after moment of joy but also moment after moment of the seemingly insurmountable.

With anticipation for both tomorrow and mid October’s odometer flip, I consider the movement and the stillness, the familiar and the unexpected, and the rooting and the space-finding of both:

  • Thirty.
  • and 30.



1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Misha says:

    a day at a time.
    a year at a time.
    a lifetime at a time.

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