Start from where you are, with good intentions

A new years message to all who inspire and support me. ❤

It is a little belated but I wanted to give this message my full attention which can be  so hard to do during the festive season! 

 
Now we have emerged from the other side of Christmas and New Years, a time of year that can be wonderful, celebratory but also highly emotional and painful as it urges us to reflect on the year gone. It is a time to acknowledge and not to ignore any sadness and loss but to also make space for gratitude. Whether you are grateful for a truly wonderful year or whether that means planting a seed of gratitude for something seemingly very small- to be able to get into a warm bed at night, to enjoy the luxury of three meals a day, the very ability to feel- there is always something to be grateful for. 
I myself am deeply grateful to all of you who have effected me some way in this past year whether as a friend, student, teacher, or other you have all inspired me and been in my thoughts this year so thank you!
This year is a big one for me personally as many of you know I’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks! Pregnancy has been an amazing learning curve and I can’t wait to meet my baby for the real education to begin! So I plan on taking a little break from teaching whilst I focus on learning. For those of you in Dubai I will be sure to let you know when classes resume. I am also throwing around ideas for an intimate retreat schedule for 2018 in Sicily or Southern Spain so later in the year you may see updates about that! In the mean time please keep in touch via email or I’m on all the usual social media (links below) and I really hope you all have the best possible start to the year!
And although I’m not one for new years resolutions I found this quote from Donna Farhi to be in the spirit of the season, maybe it will resonate.
“Intention, unlike paper has no physical shape, yet it imbues objects with meaning and gives them a purposeful direction. 
In truth it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation done with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.”
So I urge you, and myself, to start from where you’re at, with good intentions. ❤
With warmth,
Yasmine
 
Namaste
 
The divine in me, bows to the divine in you
x

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