She didn’t know that I had set an intention early in 2011 to inspire people. Not to give them my thoughts on inspiration but to inspire them to be moved and act in a way that serves them. She didn’t know that to me, it’s a gift to watch someone’s life unfold. To watch worry lines fade and smile lines make an appearance. I love the beauty that emerges when students show up to their own lives as a direct result of mindfully practicing yoga on the mat then skillfully using the tools they’ve learned in their own lives where it really matters. This is why I do what I do….because it’s simply beautiful…and let’s be honest, makes me feel good.
Then, when I least expect it, I get notes, emails, cards, gifts, etc. thanking me for helping them, inspiring them and teaching them (all which can’t be done without loving them). But see, it’s backwards…it is ME who should be thanking YOU. For your trust in me as a teacher, for your willingness to try and adapt those teachings in your life, and most of all for the gift of letting me be a witness to your transformation. This is what changes the world.
The photo above is of my necklace that my husband bought for me as a gift on Etsy. If you want a sassy little necklace of your own click right here. Let me just tell you that she has a lot of goodies on there! I also must say that I love the way the photo turned out and what it represents. My necklace which hangs at my heart, leaned up against a rock solid foundation (my husband), nestled in the earth, with shadows of doubt….but in the midst of it all, there’s new life. Yah, that’s good on all kinds of levels.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do – Rumi