2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Over the last few years, I have really discovered how important it is to slow down, smell the flowers, let go of the excess baggage that I tend to carry and surround myself with loving and kind people.

I have also discovered the importance of creating, for myself, a little corner of the world that I can call my own - one that I can turn to to meditate, do yoga, learn to breathe properly and to simply be able to "be myself".

I have been practicing Yoga for a little over a year now and as I discover more and more about this art, as well as healing practices such as Ayurveda, I am FINALLY, slowly, slowly starting to feel a tiny little bit more content - with a little bit more piece of mind - despite all the turmoil that has happened to me over the last few years.

I am finding a little bit more serenity in the things that I do - I am enjoying riding my bike, doing extra yoga sessions (at home and at the gym), I am really taking the time to be with those who matter to me and, I am making a concerted effort to stop attracting people who are toxic for me.  Actually, this is becoming easier and easier as I go deeper into my yoga practice.

Anyway, while I was in NY City, I visited a store that sold Indian articles and I found a beautiful"meditation table" it is a wooden table, with designs in the wood  and it stands about 4 to 5 inches away from the floor - perfect to put my photo of Buddha, my yoga statue and my candles. Unfortunately, it would have been incredibly difficult to carry home from NY (considering all the books I was bringing back).  It was a shame, because I had been looking for one of these tables for about a year and could never find anything in Montreal.

I forgot about it until a few weeks ago when I just happened upon a flea market at a corner church and lo and behold there was a meditation table - granted it was not as beautiful as the one in NY, as this one had a plain top - but it was also only $10.00!  I grabbed it and brought it home.  Now, everytime I meditate and do yoga, I use this table which sits proudly in my living room.

Apparently, everything happens in good time (and not on my schedule!) :)


Wall-to-wall books said...

I think it looks great! and 10.00!

cindysloveofbooks said...

OMG Tina that table was only $10? Its so pretty and I am sure its a welcome edition to your place.

I need to check out those church sales you always seem to find that hidden gem.

avisannschild said...

Wow, that table is a great find! I'm still surprised to hear that you've only been doing yoga for a year!

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