This past week I have been on vacation with my family in Bozeman, MT. They returned to Chicago, before I head off to hike in Glacier Park with a dear friend.
In the past week, I’ve been on many hikes surrounded by beauty and quiet. (Except when my kids fought!)
One thing that has struck me being out here in Montana, besides the beauty, is the genuine kindness people have towards each other. When I first arrived, I noticed how city living really does accumulate in the mind and body.
In miles of undisturbed noise, I have thought about the Beverly Yoga Center. How we are servants of kindness to those who come to the studio. We teach people how to be kind and gentle to themselves, in a world today that feels hardened, scary and rough.
In Buddhism, Bodhisvattava’s are ordinary human beings who are dedicated to alleviate suffering for the sake of others. My hope is that we provide relief and compassion for the mind, body, and spirit of our community.
Being in the outdoors is my office for reflection, clarity, and perspective that is the underlying influence and nourishment for my personal and professional life.
I hope that you make time this summer to nourish your spirit and care for yourself with kindness and compassion.