I’ve decided to decrease the frequency of Animal Photo Friday, because I am slowly running out of pictures! I am moving it back to every other week for now until I build up my stock again. I wanted to share one picture this week though, courtesy of my photography queen mother. Here are a couple of baby buffalo running with a herd near my parent’s home in rural Colorado. Since they have such a large area to roam, you rarely see these guys around.
In other life news, I finished up my last two finals for the trimester this Tuesday. Even with the extra hours to work on posts after closing out the trimester, I still managed to dodge working on the blog…avoidance in action. I did manage to get a few half-posts prepared, so be on the lookout for another veggie burger recipe review and my favorite meditation: the body scan. Now I have two weeks of free time before Alonzo and I travel to the desert of Nevada for Burning Man to spend a week outside of the luxuries and confines of modern day living.
I am about to head out to do some pet sitting, then teach an hour of yoga inspired by the Power Yoga tradition. In honor of that, here is one of my favorite quotes from Baron Baptiste’s book Journey Into Power:
We don’t really have experiences in life. What we have are reactions to experiences. Things don’t happen to us. Things happen in and of themselves, and what we do is react to them.
Yoga has done a lot to help me connect more deeply with my mind through the focus on my body and breath. It allows me to take a step back and become aware of the way I react to situations and thoughts that come up in stressful and mundane environments. While my initial reaction is still not always the best, I become better every day at noticing when I can decrease the stress and increase the peace by allowing what is instead of fighting it. More on that later! Peace out friends.