2010–2023 Writings
by Michelle Margaret Fajkus

December 8 – Dharma (The Path)

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Wandering can be good for the over-focused creative. How did you wander well this year?m
WANDER – 1 : to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction ▪ 2 : to follow a path with many turns ▪ 3 : to go away from a path, course, etc.
I wandered far and wide. I let go of checklists and listened to my own inner rhythms. Whether I was still or in motion, sitting in my room or meditating on the passing scenery as I sat serenely on a bus, train or plane, I wandered and wondered.
Here’s a poem I wrote during Reverb10:

Wonder is
living in questions.
How can I unfold?
What if I don’t grasp?
What if it doesn’t matter what happens?
Who is my best self, after all?
What is my intention for this day?

No plans, no goals.
Openness. Honesty.
Can I stay open?
Can I let my heart keep shining?
How do I practice metta + mindfulness?
What is life but motion from moment to moment?

Mil Gracias to Jeffrey Davis of Yoga as Muse for providing today’s prompt.

“We have to do our best and at the same time give up all hope of fruition.” -Pema Chödrön

3 responses to “December 8 – Dharma (The Path)”

  1. Christa

    I bought the yoga passbook that let me economically try out a lot of different studios in NYC. I was looking for a new studio to get my 300-hour teaching training and I found ISHTA yoga through this process. I am excited to start their program in 2012!

  2. http://www.ishtayoga.com/about_ishta
    Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda

  3. […] life is not a journey, and it is a journey. The path is the goal. There is no there there. It’s right here and now, and nowhere else and at no other time than […]

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