I so whole-heartedly believe that hitting, shaming, power play, and punishments have no role in my life – and especially in raising the ones to walk this planet next. It doesn’t take a yogi to see that.
It doesn’t matter if someone’s drowing in 5 feet of water or 100 feet – they end up pretty dead either way. We must stop rating our pain and trauma as if it was a competition.
so assess what’s going on, stay conscious of the story you tell around it, but allow yoruself to stay kind with your experience.
My friend Julia said it best: We need to connect to that vibration of deep trust that all is in our best interest. Others call it believing in the good things coming. Knowing that there is a reason deep down why I keep choosing the harder path.I’m glad I don’t have to do it alone. I have all of you. There is music and poetry and art and dance. We are rising as a planet.
“Oh I fear nothing, no thing fears me. Justice has different hats for different days. Please release my anger, love thy neighbor. Put that pain to some good use anyway. I will do things I’ve never done before, ‚cause I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more!
Said I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more“ – Nahko and Medicine for the People
A lot of questions without a definite answer. Asking 5 different yogis will bring at least 5 different perspectives. So here is mine. It is young, based on only a few months of teaching. It is wise, based on thousands of hours spent ‚holding space‘ for people in distress.
Of belonging and identity. Of St.Patrick’s day and ice baths. Of frog medicine raining down on me and a quite literal re-birth of who I came here to be.