On my afternoon walk today, I found a rock to sit on at the top of the local fell. The rock is surrounded by moorland and overlooking a huge quarry that sits directly in between Withnell and Brinscall. For the time being, this is my local playground for walking and contemplating.
I thought about the work that I do and why I feel the need to do it. I teach yoga and I also teach rhythm and song. There is no dilema here, I believe that both of these fields of work are complimentary. One thing they have in common are that they are an exploration of the human story. The big human story of how we have evolved on this planet and also the story of what goes on inside, in our bodies. The external and the internal. The fact that I am now a yoga teacher and a music teacher are a result of me following my passions. From an early age I've felt compelled to follow my passions. Its these activities/past times that I describe as passions that help me to feel that 'joie de vivre.' I can be having a stressful day or feel low and the practice of yoga can turn this around, helping me to reconnect with joy.
I thought a lot about the term reconnection and what that means. I like the idea of reconnecting with the Joy of life, or a reconnection the love of being in this world. Reconnecting with authenticity, reconnecting with truth. The list could go on. Why do we disconnect???
The theme of reconnection has cropped up several times this week in my discussions with colleagues. The word describes perfectly, the feeling I had a few mornings ago on my daily walk when I stopped for a while to observe a horse grazing in the sun. A strong feeling of reconnection. That "ahhhh life is good" kind of feeling. A feeling of being whole. Of being connected.
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