Posts by Bernadette Harris

Bernadette’s writing has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Ruminate, Braided Way, Introvert, Dear, The Chamber Magazine, and The Mindful Word. You can find more of her work at https://www.bernadetteharris.net/.

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It’s Okay to Have No Purpose Beyond Being and Enjoying This Moment

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell

I was sitting on my yoga mat with my legs stretched out in front of me. I bent forward into a fold, puffing and clenching my jaw as I extended my fingertips toward my toes. I was growing angrier by the second.

A slew of sour thoughts marched through my brain.

This is stupid. I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. I’m so out of shape. Other people have no trouble with this pose.