Confession: I struggled with this post.
Whether to write it. How to write it. What to write.
It’s tough out there. We live in this beautiful, amazing, vibrant world, that’s sometimes full of grief, sorrow, rage, and unspeakable tragedy.
And when tragedy strikes, in whatever form, sometimes it’s hard to know how to respond.
Sometimes it’s hard to find any words that can even begin to express the depth of what’s in our hearts.
The media fans the flames by focusing attention on the biggest, baddest, boldest — there’s something to be said about the power we give something negative when we focus so much of our energy on it.
I’m not saying that we should bury our heads in the sand, or that it’s wrong to feel whatever emotions we happen to be dealing with.
So during weeks (months, years) like this, I choose to fully feel the sadness in my heart, in my gut…
But I also choose love.
Love, for the amazing diversity of life in our universe.
Love, for our global human family.
Love. Full stop.
I end every yoga class that I teach with this, from the Integral Yoga tradition:
May the entire universe be filled with peace, and joy. Love, and light.”