Behind closed eyes I drop into the body and notice something new, a steadiness I have never experienced before this moment. This is a shift I wasn’t anticipating. I have been working to release self doubt and patterns of insecurities. As this judgement falls away, I have slowly become more clear about my intentions and dreams, my body has shifted into a more grounded place.
I always thought living and working within my passion would feel like butterflies in my stomach, almost a jittery level of excitement. But to my surprise and delight, as I embody my passions, it feels instead, like stability, an energy that is truly sustainable. I feel more connected and part of the world instead of being on the edge of things.
This clarity has shifted my work as well. As I guide a yoga class I have a deeper sense of trust in the process, when I am in my grounded body, as opposed to being completely in my head, I hold space for the student to embody their experiences which has created a much richer community.
My other passion is photography and from the moment I begin to plan for a session with a client I notice a space of trust and ease that I can only describe as a clarity, or knowing. It seems as though the essence of the photo is within and our work is simply to allow it to emerge and illuminate.
The result of this new opening has been connecting with amazing people, seeing beauty everywhere, and building a network of friends far and wide. The minute I became clear about my dreams, they began to manifest, as if the world was just waiting to support me in finding my truth. Below are some of my favorite shots. You can see some more examples of my photography at: lisa-rundall.squarespace.com
Photo Credit: Lisa Rundall