I have been taking a lot of deep breaths lately and resetting.
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July 6 was His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 81st birthday. Last month, I had the honor of listening to him speak for the second time at the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus.
I have to share something about me you may or may not know. It is … that I LOVE making acronyms out of words that mean something to me. Above my wrist, I have a tattoo that has the word, REAL on it, made out of different symbols.
Recently in my T’ai Chi classes with Master Sifu Gardner, he has been sharing with us this concept of becoming The Face of Acceptance. How we need to be more like a polished mirror.
Being is the yin-side within us, the female expression, our intuition. Doing is the yang-side, the action oriented part of ourselves, the masculine expression. As we know, each person has both energies. [Visualize the yin-yang symbol.] Our challenge is to develop both aspects into our lives.
Thinking before you speak sounds easy, but for me it seems to be somewhat of a challenge. Maybe it’s because I was born in the year of the snake, and my sharp-tongue seems to get me into trouble.