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When I was 18, I had a eureka! moment...


I was standing squished on a seriously over-crowded London underground train. It was rush-hour on a hot summer's afternoon; the scents were overpowering and the energy felt electric: charged with negativity. For none of us wanted to be, underground, on this train.  I squeezed myself into a corner and leaned against the door. For a few moments I closed my eyes. I breathed deeply and suddenly felt this, what I can only describe as... 'connection'. As I looked into the darkness and into myself, I was aware of my physical body encompassing... yes, holding this energy...my energy! I suddenly understood that the real me was inside this 'shell' of my body.  I felt this sense of deep calm seep into my entire being...I was floating...I was on a soft fluffy white cloud...I was...well...I didn't know exactly..there are no words suitable to describe the beautiful sense of serenity that filled me. 


I opened my eyes only to see the same sticky, hot and fed-up faces staring blankly back at me, their bodies swaying gently side to side in rhythm with the moving train. It was then I knew. I just knew...that we were so much more than our bodies. I knew that peace lay within us all. I knew that happiness was within. 


I felt alive and so excited! I wanted to tell everyone.  I tried.  I said: "If you close your eyes..then you can experience you! Inside is the real you!" but my words came out all wrong as I was too young to understand and know how to describe what I had experienced.  I attempted to tell a few people but no one comprehended.  With time, I stopped talking about my eureka moment altogether. 


Many years later I was to experience that amazing feeling again. This time I was in a room full of people at a yoga center.  I was no longer alone; we were all feeling it...we were all experiencing meditation.  




it is no easier to still the mind 

than it is to still the wind


hush...

meditate 


discover inner stillness 

....effortlessly




yippee yoga...yippee life!