One of my favorite yoga instructors back in California used to always start his classes off by saying, ”Follow the Wisdom of your Heart.” I loved the imagery that would then ensue in my head. Bright blue skies, birds chirping and me sitting inside a beautiful garden. My eyes are closed and my face is pointed to the sun—ready to listen to what the universe inside me has to say.
Although I’ve always kept these words tucked in my heart, once out of class it wasn’t easy to tap into that peaceful space. It’s amazing how fast outside noises and fear can creep in when you’re about to start something new or are in the middle of a big transition. There is so much opportunity for overwhelm, exhaustion or stress to show their faces.
This past December, these words kept coming into my head. That’s when I knew I needed to create a piece to capture this inspiration and share with my fellow yoginis. A touchstone that could hang above our desks as a gentle reminder to check in with our heart/gut as we move through our days and most importantly as we make decisions.
An esteemed mentor of mine recently wrote to me to say, “Your heart knows. Let her lead the way. Head will help when you need him, but let heart light the way with her wisdom.”
I couldn’t agree more with her wise words.
So, I hope you find as much inspiration from this piece as I do. My aim was to captures the essence of a happy, colorful and divine garden that I believe resides within each of us.