Nothing like a slew of new experiences to remind me that I still have so much to learn. I’m blazing all these trails in my life and getting consistently humbled by my own limitations, as well as my own preconceptions, judgments, preferences, etc. Such fertile ground for clarifying my values, rooting myself in an expanding base of self-awareness, and remembering that I am never acting alone. In short, fertile ground for the ongoing cultivation of openness.
All this newness is providing constant reminders to take a dose of my own medicine re beginner’s mind, reverence, humility, and especially patience. Everyone does have a piece of the truth, and the more I engage in the world with an open mind and a soft heart, the greater my ability to receive those truths–to learn from and be changed by them.
Belief in abundance, and the fact that the Universe wants what I want, requires me to be open to the magical and mysterious ways that the Universe works in my life and through me, conspiring to remind me of my own true nature. The more open I am to receiving those messages, the better I know myself and the clearer my vision for how I want to move in the world.
I’m also headed out for two plus weeks of traveling adventures, which is a great time to anchor myself in openness –-and you too, as you (hopefully) decide to still come to class and give my wonderful subs a try. Subs are teachers too, and I’ve lined up some sweet ones for you!
Next Thursday 7/31 is my last class for a few weeks, and when I return I’ll have a more limited teaching schedule for awhile – I’m starting a graduate program and cultivating openness to everything that will bring, including some limitations on other investments of time and energy. At this point I am hoping to keep my Saturday morning Align and Shine class, so I hope I’ll see you there in the future!
In the meantime, join me tomorrow as we move through a practice designed to help us all stay open to the mystery and magic of the moment, on the mat and in the world.