This Friday, June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year with the shortest night. It is technically the first day of summer and tipping point, as from that day on, the days get shorter and the nights get longer.
Honoring the summer solstice can remind us to appreciate each day and passing season. We are all under the illusion that we have more time and can keep putting things off that will make us happy. Truth is, time is not guaranteed. The only guarantee is this moment and that is why we practice living more fully and without regret.
I do my best to live without regret every day. Recently, this touched me even deeper as a dear family friend in her later years fell ill very quickly. One day, I was holding her hand and chatting with her in the ICU and the next day she was on life support. Moments like these sober you up to ask yourself if you really are living the life you want. Luckily, I made my share of mistakes in my younger years and my yoga practice has allowed me the strength and flexibility of mind to learn from them and work hard for the life I have now, which I love and am grateful for.
I hope this Summer Solstice reminds you to slow down and enjoy all of your blessings in this life.
Have a wonderful summer!