For all of this I honour you

As promised from our restorative yoga last Tuesday, here’s the full piece I shared in class.  Thank you for showing up, wholeheartedly, each of you.  I invite you to make a cup of tea and savor these words, let them reach into your heart as words written filled with truth, just for you.

By Jeanette LeBlanc

For the endings, and the beginnings and all the spaces in between

For boldly speaking your truth and for all that you still hold inside

For falling over and over and rising again and again

For life lessons that left you in stunned disbelief and the gentle eyes of an unexpected teacher who lifted you up and carried you

For being willing to break in order to become

For moments of faith when there is no light to be found

For quiet resolve and for wailing in confusion

For claiming what is rightfully yours and for releasing what can no longer be

For loving what you don’t understand and questioning what you thought you knew for sure

For letting go and holding on tight

For learning your truth and for forgetting it all in order to start over again

For blind faith in something you cannot see, touch or feel

For the beauty in contradiction, the bitterness in the compromise and the brilliance of the mystery

For dancing with ache and longing, and for making peace with what you have

For the buckets of salty tears and the kindness that dried them all up

For pleasure and for pain and for the ability to hold both in one body

For releasing the wild spirit within and for holding yourself in quiet dignity

For the ease found in comfort zones and for the bravery of smashing down walls

For boundaries crossed and limits held firm

For the sweet bliss of forgiveness

For painstaking attention and determination and for wasting hours on beautifully impossible daydreams

For  all the simple earthly pleasures that ground you here

For celebration and for mourning and for surrounding both in the ritual of spirit

For believing and for questioning and for the unsteady ground that bridges the two

For thinking you might never get what you want and for knowing you’ll always have what you need and for the bittersweet edge that this acceptance brings

For companionship and solitude and for the spaces you can have both at once

For growing older in body and staying young in spirit

For the times you thought you couldn’t go on, and the moment you realized that nothing could stop you

For knowing that you are divinity personified, beautiful beyond comprehension and powerful beyond measure

For all of this I honor you.

For all of this we honor you……..each and every one of you that walks through our door and is willing to be vulnerable and open.  Much love, your yoga family at Surya Daya

 

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