Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me,

I will be as I was before; I will have a cool breeze over my body.

I will have a light body, I will be happy forever,

Nothing will hinder me.

I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.

I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.

I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.

Navaho Prayer

I am very happy that I came to the yoga matt today. Showing up is half the battle. Yoga helps me to connect with the moment. In a heroic effort to unite my mind, body, and spirit.

Today the instructor started out with an Indian prayer. Stating that there is beauty before us, behind us, within us. So in that moment I tried to muster up all the beauty I could, forbidding my mind to drift to the unpleasant. Not too hard on my stylish yoga mat. This I can do.

All great in the classroom, but then I get into my car. Still feeling the effects from class, uh wait. I try to place beauty beside me. Does it require a seatbelt on the passenger side?

I have my list, it spins though my mind. Next, the market, check. Beauty sends me down the street; green lights have me clipping away. Maybe this beauty thing is contagious? Not so fast I wait for a parking space only to get cut off by anxious marketer. My heart rate quickens and I feel the not so pretty surge of irritation hit me. My list grows and my time shrinks all within a Nano second. My frustration is notated as I off load out of my car. A newfound space my faithful car hunted down for me, a whole twenty spaces away. The car beeps, as it is safely locks reminding me I have a fancy vehicle that holds half my life in it.

I observe a tree planted in a cement circle that surrounds it. Attempting to add beauty to this paved jungle. The poor tree never asked for a lonely life without another fellow tree to grow with. Yet the tree is not complaining it picks up a bit of breeze and waves to me. I notice a bird nesting in the branches; perhaps the tree has friends after all? Reminding me beauty is right here in this moment. I enjoy the wind on my skin as I buzz about to the next thing on my to-do list. Happy that I noticed, there is beauty!


MY Mantra:

“Beauty is all around me”

“I am happy to be able to notice beauty”


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Katie L Lindley

Although I would like to say I am organized, focused and cookie-cutter, that simply would not be me. I am no different than any other woman in the world. I love to love, love hard, and, in the end, have learned to love myself above all else. So here I am, writing about the many men and the multiple purposes they have served in my life. Realizing that not one man on my roster had fulfilled every single one of my needs. Perhaps one man is not supposed to? I have compiled snippets of the men that have entered my world. In the end, they have shoved me towards my bathroom mirror, forcing me to take a better look at myself. Reflection is brilliant and the strongest guidepost into ourselves.

Working on the next book in the series “A House for Every Purpose, My Journey From Pillow to Pillow” revels a woman abandoning her home in search or her identity beyond men, motherhood, author.

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