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after a long journey we arrived around 3am for some more study time with the lovely dharma mittra. looking forward to doing oodles of writing and reading amidst the heaps of yoga. i have five writing project deadlines to keep me motivated. a friend who is joining me for the weekend brought SARK’s latest opus juicy pens thirsty paper so i read through it during our drive up last night. wow – i so *heart* that SARK. great book and highly recommend it for those of you wanting to do some writing for self-expression, publication, or just for fun!

a BIG thanks for all the amazing ideas you all shared on your morning rituals. i’m *terribly* impressed and look forward to carving out my own and sharing it with you! wow, keep ’em coming!

i was disappointed to receive a comment from an anonymous poster last night downplaying the efforts of other commenters, assuming that these great morning rituals cannot be done if you have children, and requesting less “complaining” on the blog regarding lack of time. after much internal debating, i rejected the negative comment as i don’t want that type of energy on the blog, much less from “anonymous.”

why do people enjoy voicing their opinions in an anonymous fashion, squashing other people’s efforts, or feel the need to express negativity towards strangers in such ways as anonymous commenting? i find this to be an interesting phenonmenon in the blog and online world in general. since i’ve been writing this blog for 4 years and put myself out as a busines owner for 9, i try not to let these comments affect me personally — although i must confess that that continues to be easier said than done. however, i draw the line when anonymous flies in for a negative comment toward others starting their day in a beautiful, reflective, tranquil way.

a big theme of staying tranquil is encouraging us all to continue removing negativity from our lives. thus, i rejected our anonymous, not-so-positive poster. feel free to share your opinions in a thoughtful way anytime – they are welcomed!

the focus of the month at tranquil space has been on satya (truthfulness). yes, we must all continue to be authentic and true to who we are via our thoughts, words, and actions. however, ahimsa (non-harming) always takes precedent over satya. a good yogic guideline to remember when wondering how best to express ourselves.