This past year has been full of challenges and perhaps may have been the toughest year of my life so far. There's so much I could go into but the details don't matter. What I've learned, and continue to learn, is this: the story doesn't matter. What matters is the direct experience. How does it feel in my body, my heart? Can I just sit with what is without needing to be right or wrong?
What I've learned so far:
1. This is not easy and will be a lifelong practice.
2. Being with sensation actually allows it to move through you. No wallowing, no suppressing. Energy wants to move. Give it space and it will.
3. Connection. Connecting with your own direct experience connects you to everyone and everything that is feeling like you do in that moment. And there are literally millions, if not billions, of humans and animals, past and present that are feeling the exact same way, even if the story is different. Connect with yourself and you connect with the universal.
Starting this month I will begin teaching public classes at the neighborhood clubhouse. Join me for some movement and connection. I hope to see you there.