After four weeks of regular yoga, meditation, journaling, and making friends with the divine inside me, I began to live in a space where I felt perfectly content and secure.
Even though I couldn’t imagine how life could feel any better, I found myself wondering – what next? I’m so happy, and yet there must be more that I can do with it.
I got my answer.
In class one afternoon Pete Guinosso shared a quote by E. M. Forester, “Only connect.” He went on to say that it wasn’t just about connecting with ourselves through heart, body, mind, and soul, but it was also about connecting with our communities.
The next day he followed up with the encouragement that we can bring healing into our communities through this practice of mindfulness and gratitude. And that was when it hit me. I found this sublime happiness through the practice of 40 Days of Yoga, and I was trying to figure out the next step when all along it was so simple – take that feeling into the community and share it with others in the hopes that it will bring help and healing to those that need it.
Interestingly enough, that same support was offered back to me when I needed it later that same week.
Just a simple thank you to all for your generosity of spirit and kindness that allowed me to find the contentment I feared I had lost. You helped me see it didn’t go very far.