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. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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 Lazenby edie says:

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

  4. robin says:

    Comfort and joy. Thank you!

  5. Karl Saliter Karl says:

    Beautiful, Kate!

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