Standing out in a community that is broad and diverse is always challenging. As someone who has been working with the public for most of my life, finding the balance of needs and desire is so hard at times. I am only a facilitator of change. My students and clients are the only ones to bring change to their person.
How easy it is to decide that I am the important one in the scheme of things, but I am not. Finding the means to allow someone to experience their bodies in a new light is such an amazing challenge. The more I work with the human body, the more I find it to be most amazing. I never assume anything because I have always been amazed how people find positive change. I am a witness to change.
I never thought that I would have my own yoga studio. I am now pulled in many directions as to what I am able to do and what I want to do. When I think about the path I have taken in regaining strength in my left leg, I know that change has it's own time schedule. Force has never produced what I desired. The change that I have seen in all of my yoga students fills my heart with such light of hope. It is hope for both myself and my students. I have learned to have faith in the human spirit to adapt to change and challenges.
I try to take my yoga practice into my massage practice. To be present in life and not distracted by the outside world. To have compassion for the fear and anxiety that comes with the pain of the body. I know what it is like to be told that I shouldn't be experiencing pain where I am. Trust is earned and not a given. Life is about patience around obstacles. Laughter is a necessary part of healing and diminishing self importance.
Peace to this body. Peace this mind. Peace to our world. Peace to all things. Peace. Peace. Peace.