Ok, so this is sort of embarrassing but not really. I do not follow the news, I honestly shirk from it. I find it rather depressing, and nothing that I personally can influence. I’m like an ostrich, I dig my head in the sand until voting time when I check out the situation and try to make my voice heard. It may annoy my dear friends and loved ones… I know I know I know. But the state of the world upsets me in so much way, the only way I feel like I can help is to include world peace in my meditations, then go about my day. Harlan, bless his heart, makes sure I’m aware of the really big sh*t so I’m not totally unaware, thank you sweetie.
But DUDE I am so happy to hear that same sex marriages are cool in all 50 states – through my dear friend David Hawthorne. I had no idea it was up for debate, and you can think of me what you will on that admission. That is just about the best news I’ve had in forever. So Stoked. We all deserve that right. Yay. I never thought I’d see the day and I am only 47! Yay! This gives me hope for my future, let it rock my expectations! Woo Hoo!
On a totally self-centric note, I had an amazing morning. I got to substitute teach for Rebecca at Exhale this morning. It is not easy to substitute teach. I feel like I have to apologize for being someone I quite simply am not. But I’ve been teaching long enough to not cave into that. It is *Good!* for our practice to encounter situations that don’t meet our expectations, our conditioning, our preferences. Like every class, I send out my intention to the students, that they feel better after class, that they don’t over do it, or injure themselves. I can’t worry about how they actually feel during class itself, I can only try and give the class my 100%, my sincere wish for a transformative experience… . The students were amazing! They worked SO HARD, they were open to a new experience, it was quite beautiful.
And after that I taught a great semi-private class in an office setting. I wish I could teleport the students to a true studio, where I could provide ample personal space and withdrawal of the senses… but I firmly believe that the experience is on the mat, not where your mat happens to be parked. I’d like to believe that I set these yogis up for a great afternoon and a wonderfully restorative weekend. Namaste. I love you guys for giving it your all. You are on your yoga journey, and I wish you the best.
Finally, here is the #yogagivesbackchallenge post of the day. A few others for fun. Have a safe, beautiful, fun and transformative weekend 🙂