As I sit down to write I hear two voices.
They are both mine but decidedly different. The first knows I have something to share. She is truth teller, the one with third-eye intuition who speaks so elegantly from her heart when she teaches, so precise and honest with what she says. She moves mountains, or maybe just people.
The second, I like to call her bad friend. She thinks it all doesn’t matter. Sit down. Shut up.
She says things.
‘Someone else is already doing it’
‘What makes you so important that people want to read what you have to share?’
Clearly, there is a huge divide between these two voices who could not sound more opposite to one another. How can I unify them?
My dearest teacher, who has supported me and helped me tremendously, reminded me, ‘this is your yoga right now, to yoke.’ To bring these two voices into union: the one who knows I have something to share and the one who thinks I do not.
And so I start to share. I share in written words what I say to you in class. I share with the deepest part of my heart.
Here is what I’ve learned is important: to take care of your body, the only home you have for your precious systems that make your heart beat, help you to heal, to digest, to reproduce, and in essence, to live.
To get quiet. Real quiet. When the silence is only cut by your own inner voice, get quieter. That’s when intuition comes. And it comes. And you might try to deny or second-guess it, but don’t. Just be receptive and listen.
This was something I struggle with tremendously. I used to call all the people around me magical until they started to show me how I was magical too. So, once I heard them and trusted them, I heard myself and started to trust more. This trust brought assurance and an unbelievable ability to be my most authentic self.
We are here to be our highest, most authentic, best version of ourselves.
It is in that space, where we can serve ourselves and the people around us with kindness, with utter compassion and a real sense of understanding. The practice asks us to listen and feel what brings us into joy, what brings us into conflict. Pursue the former far more than the latter. So when conflict comes, we are more agile, and resilient and at ease. So that no matter where we are, we get to serve from our highest.