What Cherry Blossoms teach us.

Cherry blossoms, also known as Sakura in Japan.

Watch this: https://youtu.be/SgaPVQ_Yrfg

Tied to the Buddhist themes of mortality, mindfulness and living in the present. In spring, it is blooming time, powerful, glorious and intoxicating, but tragically short-lived — a visual reminder that our lives, too, are fleeting, our own passing time on earth with the same joy and passion? Why do we neglect to revel in life when it can end at any moment, or in the grace surrounding us everywhere cherry blossoms remind us, to pay attention.

Enjoy be in the moment!

Haiku: 

Drinking up the clouds

it spews out cherry blossoms –

Yoshino Mountain.

Wind blows

they scatter and it dies

fallen petals

Petals falling

unable to resist

the moonlight

Sakura, sakura

they fall in the dreams

of sleeping beauty.

-Yosa Buson (Japanese Poet in 1700’s)

 

Have a wonderful and Safe July 4th!

Celebration of Freedom.

Nelson Mandela said " For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others".  What is freedom to me is, respect self and others, and to have the courage to disagree or speak out with the crowd. 

Yes! The studio is open! I am teaching 9:15am Flow class and 11am Basic Class on this very special day! Please come and celebrate together! 

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Yesterday ar Sedona.