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30 April 2008

turn out the lights....



...the yoga party is over.

well, at least for a while.

I have decided to stop blogging for the time being, at least for the summer. I will not say when I will pick up the pen again. I took almost all of 2006 off from blogging, and I think it's time for a break. I will keep the comments enabled only for a week, then shutting them down.

I want to concentrate of getting healthy again....not that anything is seriously wrong with me, but I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I also want to concentrate on my own personal yoga practice (a yoga therapy practice) and for me that means cutting out extracurricular stuff that keeps my mind off my own practice.

it's gotten to the point where I'll be taking a shower and a blog post will pop into my head or I'll think about how to tweak a sentence or two, and before I know it, I've been sitting in front of the computer for three or four hours writing and tweaking. can't do that anymore. besides, the weather is getting too nice to be sitting inside for any length of time.

so I am doing what the Buddha taught: giving up an attachment -- blogging. I have made many cyberfriends in the blogosphere -- you know who you are and I will still read your blogs when I check my emails. but I won't be attached to them.

who knows? if the mood strikes me I may sit down and write another yoga rant, but for right now, it's all about me and my yoga and getting healthy again -- physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

thank you all for reading this blog and for all your beautiful comments...remember to breathe peace, be peace.


may all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness
may all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering
may all beings never be parted from freedom's true joy
may all beings dwell in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion

OM MANI PEDME HUM



12 comments:

Gypsy Girl said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. hope you come back soon. You will be missed. I do think you influence a lot of folks (like myself)who are on the yoga path.
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Take your well deserved break from cyberspace.
Get healthy, stay healthy.
Sending loving kindness your way
GG

lilalia said...

Thank you very much for writing this blog. It has been an inspiration. Take dear care of yourself. All my warmest wishes and hope that you return again.

Marilyn said...

You do what you feel is right. :)

FranIAm said...

My life has been enriched by your blog and really by your light in this blogworld.

And it will continue to be so- blog or no blog.

No I am not stopping just yet, just slowing down.

I will email you to keep in touch. Namaste and great love.

YogaDawg said...

I know how you feel. I must admit the thrill is gone for me. Of course I had to make a story up regarding this.

All the best Linda and hope I can make it to Chicago for a class.

Sindhu said...

Dear Sis:

All the very best. Come back with Recharged energy!

Take care

luv and regards

Ashley said...

I just found your blog, as I am somewhat new to the blogging world. Your insight is a gift, and you will be supported in your healing in so many ways. Making space is a powerful tool. I wish you the best.

I understand your challenges, as I am a yogini, studio owner, single 30-something year old trying too hard to take care of a yoga community while at the same time trying to care for myself most authentically. It is the practice, right?

Best wishes to you!
Ashley
www.yogash.wordpress.com

Yogamum said...

I have always enjoyed your writing and I look forward to *when* you come back (I can be hopeful, right?). But I well understand the need to back off from some things, and for balance.

Much love,
Yogamum

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Sorry for the delayed response, but I've been traveling, Lin.

I echo the above sentiments. Go practice on your practice, and lemme know when you're ready to get back up and running (blog-wise).

Namaste.

bindifry said...

totally understand-often i think the same for myself. you will be missed.
be well :)

Mary Ellen said...

I'm sorry to hear you're leaving. I understand completely and your scenario of taking a shower when a post pops into your head, etc. was exactly what I was doing. Basically, I was living my blog instead of writing it. I realized that I was becoming so entranced in this blogosphere that I was neglecting my family and my health. Unfortunately for me, I have upset a lot of people regarding this election and I didn't want to end it that way...but it would take much too much time to mend fences and it was time that I just can't afford to give anymore.

I wish you all the best and thank you for stopping over at my place. My blog e-mail address is

me@divinedem.com

If you would like to keep in touch, please feel free, I would love to hear from you and stay in contact.

Leaving my blog is one thing...I don't want to leave my blogger friends!

All the best,

Mary Ellen
The Divine Democrat

Freida Bee said...

I completely understand your move and can see that as a healthy choice. I have recently had to decide to set blogging aside consciously, as it was unconsciously occupying more of my thoughts than I wanted to allow it.