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Yogini Wisdom

December 21 is the day of the Solstice. The word solstice comes from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”). I will celebrate by pausing, by standing still.

We are so used to moving from one thing to the next, one project to the next, one year to the next, and we so easily neglect those empty moments in between. We overlook the pause, the empty space between objects, after activity, after a storm. We focus on our thoughts, but what about the space between the thoughts? Or the silence between the sounds?

There is a tiny pause between our inhale and exhale, between each day, between every ending and new beginning.

Don’t overlook the space, the pause, the gap. There is an opening, a sacred portal. I’m going in. Will I meet you there?

~ Chameli Ardagh

photo: Awakening Women Institute​ – Solstice Ceremony.