6 March 2013
Today, I write to you of my extraordinary gratitude. I know that you are so very busy. I know that you have infinite choices in who you study yoga and meditation with and who you turn to for mindful opportunities for living. If you are reading this, you have, to some extent, put your trust and investment in me. And, well, I just can’t tell you how much this means to me.
I know what it means to identify a teacher and to open your heart and mind to the message of this person because I have had so many beautiful teachers. When I teach, I regularly hear them come through me—through my choice of words, through my confidence, through my awareness, through my tone and even how I hold my body. I feel them all with me in a deeply embodied sense. Not just my yoga teachers, but my elementary school teachers and CCD teachers and college professors and my girl scout troupe leaders……
So, your trust and open heart are a true delight to me and I want to tell you how much I love you. And, while I have fallen in love with you, my deepest love is for my mammas—-all the incredible, strong, delicious, powerful and delightful Matrika Mammas. You bless me with your struggles with fertility, your relationships and then share your pregnancies and your losses and your triumphs. Then, after it all, you bring me your sweet ones and you let me hold them and be a part of your creation and family. There is not one day that I do not feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of this.
You are also my teachers. You extend such generosity of spirit to me and support me and share in my ups and downs and sideways. You are there for me when I can’t be there for you. Then, later on, you don’t hold it against me. Rather, you hold it next to me in recognition of our shared humanity. In this way, through you, I experience the honor of forgiveness.
On this Love Letter Thursday, I send my deepest affection and gratitude to you for being such a special and powerful person in my life.
PS. I would love to see you in person this weekend!