In the midst of winter, how to find an invincible summer?

camus--2Yoga retreat for FacebookTen degrees night in Atlanta. I hibernate, with the Three -headed guard dog of depression, isolation and inertia at my door.
It’s the anxiety and anticipation, rather than the activity that stops me. Does anyone feel this? I convince myself I’m alone, while everyone else is skiing and making snow angels, frolicking in winter.
To combat this in myself, and perhaps help others, I am donating my time to leading a yoga, meditation retreat this weekend. Fees are optional – donations are welcome, and proceeds go to streergrace –, an Atlanta non-profit to fight sex-trafficking of children, which is rampant. If unable to attend, donations are welcome for this vital cause.
The theme of the retreat is “Invincible Summer,” the poem by Albert Camus. (see extended version above. Maybe if I repeat it as a mantra, I will begin to live it.

About georgialeesays

Award-winning journalist, editor and writer of multiple genres. Former Bureau Chief, Womens Wear Daily and W magazine. Past director, Ivy Hall, The SCAD Atlanta writing center. Vice President, programming for Atlanta Writers Club. Freelance writer/editor of every subject in the known universe. Lover of clean, clear writing -"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." - Nietzsche. I teach yoga, meditation, in retreat settings. Seeker of truth and transcendence. Reincarnation of Edgar Allen Poe. "Life is but a dream within a dream within a dream" Write. Create. Learn. Dance. Yoga. Sleep. Dream.
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3 Responses to In the midst of winter, how to find an invincible summer?

  1. HappyApathy says:

    Yep, and if the forces and the hordes keep pushing in too much, you can side-step them all and let them all smash into each other as you stand off to the side watching. Float like a butterfly, like the man says. Be water, like that other man says.

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  2. Trent Gaites says:

    You are a gifted communicator, Georgia.


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