MANIFEST

  • about 6 years ago

    Chai with Gloria

    Depth

    By Gloria

    I woke up this morning at the cottage and was desperate to get outside. I’m not a fan of cold, grey weather but
    I layered on all my wool sweaters and headed outside with my yoga mat and my bare feet. Each time I came up from my sun salutes and looked out at the bay, I was awestruck by the depth of my view. I had spent so many hours looking into flat screens from laptops to iphones to ipads that I was losing depth in my vision and quite possibly depth in my life. I was stunned at how impactful it was to look out and see not just what was right in front of me but layer upon layer of rich, natural beauty. One tree standing in front of another; behind the trees, the bay; at the end of the bay another island and then more trees and more. Not just a flat image, not just a flat life!

    There is a depth of experience and feeling that the virtual world will never give us. An “I love you” posted online is nothing compared to how that feels when you are looking into the eyes of a loved one. An email from a friend is beautiful but we can’t hear the subtleties in their voice. Interactions become as flat as the screen despite all the smiley faces, and exclamation marks. If a friend tells you “I’m ok” online, you leave it at that. If you hear that friend’s voice you’ll know by their tone whether they really are ok or not. Instead of sending out thousands of messages to your virtual friends, maybe it’s time to meet up for that cup of coffee.  Make more time for your friends, make more time for life!

     

    Gloria Latham

    Gloria Latham Gloria Latham is one of the most influential forces of Yoga Teacher Training globally. She is a Lululemon Global Ambassador, and founder of Semperviva Yoga Studios. She is best known for her week long transformational programs that help students powerfully break through barriers, and her high vibing Yoga Raves. Gloria worked as a licensed pharmacist for almost ten years before discovering true health through the practice of yoga and meditation.

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    • posted by: Oksana

      about 5 years ago

      Whew, I am not the only one with this same sensation. Was doing my year end books last week, sat at computer for too long. Went to pickup kids from play date right after and was surprised at how warm and alive and 3D they are, scary... Okay, off this thing into real world... ;)

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