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Celebrating Dads

I spent most of my day celebrating the father of my two girls.  And yes, celebration was in order.  He is a wonderful and sweet Dada, as Sonia calls him.  He is tender, loving, engaged and, most of all, absolutely silly  and goofy.  We love him with all our hearts and  couldn’t be luckier to have a father, a husband, a friend like Herb.

Even amidst the celebration, my Dad was in the back of my mind.  I almost didn’t pause to really give him my full attention.  I think I was hoping that the day would pass without tears.  And mostly it did.  Finally, though, I made the time to sit (meditate).  And within minutes, I was sobbing uncontrollably.  It was as if my body had a mind of its own.  To be honest, my mind has come to terms with my Dad passing seven years prior.  I know that we will all move on.  Everything is transient.  I understand that.  But body and heart have a different way of coping.  And today it was through the tears and the sobbing, even if for only a few minutes.  It was in the quiet place of solitude that I could allow myself to be present to those feelings.

I have a lot to be thankful for, but it’s ok for the heart to feel slightly heavy now and again.  I just have to be brave enough to allow the feelings to come and have space, knowing that they too will pass when the time is right.

Dad & I

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  1. Manju Jhawar #

    Sheils very sweet and touching post ! I admire your ability to express your feeling so
    Beautifully. Your Dad is always watching us and we all have his blessings .
    I am so proud all of you. 🙂
    Had a such a lovely day with you all today…..Love Momm

    June 16, 2013
    • Thanks Mom! You are always wonderfully supportive! 🙂

      June 18, 2013
  2. Darshan Shah #

    A lot of tears have been flowing for me over the past year, especially over the past week. It seems that if we give the mind and body the appropriate time and space they need, natural releasing happens. And then we feel a little lighter, a little more bendy, a little more open for what life might give us next. By sharing your experience you are helping us all open our hearts a little more. Loved the post, Thanks Sheils.

    June 17, 2013
  3. Thanks bro 🙂 Absolutely agree and find that to be one of the greatest benefits of meditation/yoga! can’t wait to see you guys soon xo

    June 18, 2013

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