I repeat a version of these words to myself often. Much like a mantra, Never Give Up or Come on you can do it, or Keep going, it’s going to be more than o.k, is muttered under my breath, bouncing around inside of my brain, thudding through my heart. Day after day after day. And although, in the early days of repeating, it often felt like unrelenting work, I’ve come to love saying it, responding to it and watching my life kind of magically manifest out of a belief in it, well, in me really, and all that vibrates around me as a result of it.
This morning, because of the snow storm, I had time to hang out with the awesome Emma Magenta at her studio, South Mountain Yoga. I was lying on the floor during savasana thinking about the upcoming Serenity Salon, and a lot about community and my dharma (life purpose), and how grateful I was to have really good people in my life. To be turned over and opened up by the love and support of others has been one of the great gifts that emanated out of becoming unstuck and transforming. And I am now in a position to take the sum total of all of those experiences and begin with others to unfold and unfurl new opportunities; fresh, unencumbered, tender and lovely.
It’s never giving up that has gotten me to this point; and quite ironically, it is the swirling repetition of mystery and effort and unyielding love inherent in that phrase that will continue to lead me on. I’m quite breathless about it, much as I was when I approached Emma today, after class, and talked about a field trip I’ve imagined for my Senior students, many of whom are just working their way to the floor for the first time. “I want them to come to your studio and experience the lovely heart-centered you. To know what it’s like to live yoga off the mat. To show you, my teacher, how much their inclination toward the light of yoga has expanded and enhanced their life. To celebrate and have fun!”
We’ll do it together in the Spring.
Never give up……..
On to tomorrow.