I am not what you see.
I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil.
Richelle E. Goodrich
This morning I got up early to attend a yoga workshop with a bunch of other teachers; in the middle of class one of them checked her phone and suddenly burst into tears... I could see that she was trying so hard to regain composure but couldn’t help it.
The lecturer saw what was going on but carried on talking and everybody else continued to take notes pretending nothing was happening. When the girl looked up in my direction I gave her a smile from across the room and she did the same.
Later on, when I was walking back to my car I heard a voice calling my name and saw her catching up with me. She thanked me and told me that in that very moment when everybody was too embarrassed to acknowledge her crying, my gesture made all the difference.
Then she gave me a hug.
Now - I’m not the mushy, touchy-feely kinda girl but I was actually moved by her vulnerability.
I still don’t know why she was upset and I honestly don’t even need to: the simple fact that I could make her feel better made me so, SO happy.
Truth is - we have no idea of other people’s journeys, so let’s simply try to show some kindness... it takes so little to brighten someone’s day. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
B&W for #yogis4suicideawareness
and #stripdownsundays with my special girls @sultryabyss and @in.ecstatic.motion 💋
This is also my #randomassyogapicsaturday for my darling @themuscleboundyogi as I literally found this pic on my phone today and had totally forgotten about it 😂
Happy Saturday Fam!!!
Lake before dawn. Time is before 4:30. In the silence, some sounds that sound occasionally. The voice of the bird. The sound of the wind. The sound of trees in the forest shaking. Sound that the water surface moves. Sound shaken by the ship. The sound of nature itself, not the sound produced by each sound. The feeling of natural sounds without stagnation makes me feel like purifying my heart just by listening.
Nagano pref, Mt. North Yatsugadake, Japan.