Same Bliss, Different Day.

Via on Jan 16, 2013


“Illuminated emancipation,


unalloyed and untainted bliss await you,

but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.”

~ B.K.S. Iyengar


I woke up this morning, ready to take on the world.

Actually, no. I woke up this morning, and immediately wanted to go back to sleep. I peeked out at the snow. Waited a little before I got going with my practice. As I began to be present in my body, to pay attention to my breath, I felt completely…I don’t know if I have the word for it. Delighted?

Half a month into my return to daily practice after being bogged down by busy-ness and a never-ending chest cold, I feel like I’ve excavated a little—physically and spiritually. I could talk about the asana: what was good today, what was challenging. I could talk about other details.

The most significant thing for me today was that I caught myself feeling not just contented, but blissful.

It’s good to notice when we we are happy. We are quick to notice when we aren’t! So, no major insight, or tips, or playlists or anything. Just this:

May you notice when you are happy.

May it be a golden place in the center of your chest.

May it turn up the corners of your mouth without your permission.

May a laugh escape before you can hold it back.

May you be the blue sky.


What was your practice like today?Are you doing #yogaeverydamnday this month? Check back for my updates and follow along on Twitter @kate_bartolotta and Pinterest.

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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5 Responses to “Same Bliss, Different Day.”

  1. sheri says:

    nice, thank you, feels good, I feel good!

  2. RobZorfull says:

    Wow !! Short, Sweet and absolutely Beautiful

  3. edie says:

    Ah loved this one….so nice so nice. And happy for you!!!

  4. robin says:

    Comfort and joy. Thank you!

  5. Karl says:

    Beautiful, Kate!

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