Showing up. These words have been on my mind of late. Showing up, being present, taking time, really looking at and taking what you need. You probably regularly hear those words in your head with how often I say them.
These past 10 months have been deeply, deeply hard on me, for reasons I’m not going to go into (sorry) but that are entirely unrelated to Covid and what’s been going on in the world and in our area (although those things certainly haven’t helped!).
But, you know, showing up to practice with you all has been a constant source of joy in my life. Showing up, breathing with you, relaxing my jaw when I remind you to relax yours, softening my shoulders. Being there, being present, with nowhere else to be, with nothing else to do.
And seeing you, day after day, week after week. What a joy it has been to be with you all each week. It has been just the deepest privilege and honor to have you in practice. A balm in a really hard time in life. I really do mean it when I say, other than one (only one!) terrible day when I really did have to fake it to show up, teaching has been a constant source of joy in my life these past months.
My dear friends, I am so deeply grateful for you. It has been such a privilege to teach, to be here, to show up and be present with you. Thank you for showing up with me. Life is both beautiful and also really hard sometimes, and there are times when all we can do is show up and breathe through the hardship. Thank you for breathing through it with me.
May we show up a little more in our own life this week, in the good times and in the bad...and there will be both good times and bad…perhaps breathing a little deeper in both.
Have a wonderful day dear friends. I am so very thankful for you all.