Entries by Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

A Blessing

Recently, this poem came after a restful and deep Yoga Nidra experience with Kate Powell. She reminded us that we are of, and connected to, the elements — earth, fire, water, and air. In that moment, I remembered that, as the New Year begins, it is all too easy to fall into the “get it all together quickly” trap. I have spent years feeling both excited and guilty at the prospect of endeavoring to make myself more, or better, or different. The impetus to grow is a fruitful and important one, I believe. Yet, falling into the trap of getting everything tidy and packaged at once can be depleting — mentally and physically.