Going nowhere. . . isn’t about turning your back on the world; its about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.

~ Leonard Cohen

Nowhere, yes, I have been nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Joyously reading all your beautiful writings for the past couple of months, I have been renewed time and again with the grace and poetry of your writings. Thank you for sharing your beautifully crafted words.

These months have been both difficult as well as rewarding in my personal life. Passing yet another milestone of the loss of my late husband, 12 years, having my son and his wife return home from an extended year of travel all over the world, only to have them leave again to spread their wings elsewhere, and to the place that brings me here this morning to these written words on these starchy white lines of paper.

This week brings to conclusion a step on my pathway to study yoga deeper with the completion of my 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certificate. It has been a journey for me, one I began with a small voice in a class bursting with the effervescence of youth. Writing about finding oneโ€™s voice, there I sat without much of a voice, lacking confidence in my entire being partly due to age and many other constructs I scripted in my mind. Last night I taught a full C1 class and stood comfortably with my age and used my voice to bring forth all I have experienced in life to hopefully touch otherโ€™s souls and empower them to stand in their own voice in not only their yoga practice, but in their life.

Life is a journey, and every now and then we have to go away by going nowhere in order to step back and experience big magic. Today as I sit in this picturesque cold, snowy environment having had this beautiful experience of being able to teach something that I am passionate about, yoga, I feel love much more deeply. Namaste.


(photo credit: ย Kurt Hayden)

About Wildflower Women

Welcome to my site. I am writing to give people inspiration to hold their voices, especially as concerns the grieving process. My hope is that everyone finds a little inspiration from my site. We are all a work in progress! Namaste.
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  1. Do you know I don’t know your name? I always feel bad I do not respond to you using it!! First off I love the quote and congratulations on your study and completing your yoga course. I completed a Diploma in Counselling only 5 years ago. It’s all about timing and we are never to old to begin again. Yoga is a gift to you and everyone you teach! They are lucky to have you. I agree going within is so valuable for our spirit and energy. Is there space in your heart to perhaps meet a new partner down the track? ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•

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    • Karen, you are always so kind and thoughtful. My name is Heather. Congrats to you for earning your Diploma in Counseling as well! It is all a magnificent journey that leads us on our path, albeit sometimes not what we wish or dream. I am so sorry every time I think of how your path has been, but marvel at your courage. I have been dating someone since earlier this year, and he seems to be a good guy (as compared to some others I have dated). Hopeful it continues, but grateful for the present moment and time. He is a pianist, Steve Barta, you can check him out as he has a website. Funny, I have followed him for years as a musician, and now we are dating. Life works in mysterious ways!

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      • Wonderful Heather! Steve looks great and is extremely talented, congratulations. I love how the universe works and I am not surprised you were following his music. Thankyou for sharing this part of your life! We all have our own unique stories. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š

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  2. jenniferhofmann says:

    Your words echo something I feel inside and am unable to articulate, a reflectiveness, a touch of melancholy, and the sense of a deep-buried seed putting down a long, strong taproot before stretching up toward the sun. I know so many people in the same mode, myself included.

    The idea that you’re bringing wisdom to youth might be the greatest gift you can give, especially as your own progeny fly off. If you’re at all inclined to share that wisdom in your writing, all the better for us, your readers. Blessings on you in your studies. Thanks for checking in. โค

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  3. Congrats on both reaching some milestones, Heather and also in experiencing the important phase of being able to step back.

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  4. I was touched by your words. I lost my husband in 1995 and I remember the journey through grief. I think Yoga will be a blessing in your life. Hugs, Barbara

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  5. I of July says:

    Congrats on completed the 200hr course, I’m pleased you found fulfillment from teaching the C1 class. Yes, your experience is a great teacher. It also comes across in the way you write and the subject matter. I love reading your posts because they demand a balanced and peaceful disposition to really fully appreciate their worth. Happy holidays zen one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to next year and all you have to share.
    Peace and Love

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  6. Beautiful words heather… You will be a great teacher of yoga , full of wisdom and truth x love to you x barbara

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