this summer when camping on lake michigan i was at a different area of the shoreline. one i had never been to before. the sand was covered in rocks. they were everwhere. it was really interesting. most of the sandy shores of lake michigan don’t have rocks and the other interesting thing was that most of these rocks had something in common.
they were different colors. mostly grey, tan and rust. they were all very smooth and they were all oval or round but they all seemed to have a flat side.
this made them easy to stack. they would balance. one on top of another.
i walked around gathering rocks and carried them back to my beach chair, stacking them in groups of three all around where i was sitting. when it was time to leave i had a very heavy beach bag.
i now have a few sets of these around the house. they remind me of the beach but mostly they remind me to try to stay balanced.
i tried my first yoga class last night. i worked hard for 90 minutes at balancing my body, my mind, my breathing, and sometimes all those things at once.
but if nothing else, you know what i noticed as i was finishing up in the last five minutes of class?
i had not thought about one other thing, my mind had not wonder once in 90 minutes. i’m not sure if that’s ever happened to me before.
i would say that was finding some kind of balance…at least for a time.