Something pretty amazing to be dripping with sweat and joy.
I hear the most laughter in some of my grief groups. I love this quote:
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. Anonymous
I am grateful that my family and friends can laugh with me about this transformation of my blindness. I like who it is helping me to become.
A dear colleague of mine has had an intense loss this week. We've cried and grieved for him and his family. He shared that it has been a time of deep sadness as well as deep gratitude. Loss transforms us to a deeper place.
My colleague and I prepped for our Self-Compassion course in our favorite place -- the patio of Rumbi's. We find our shady place with Cricket nestled with a blanket and she seems to know she is in for a little longer lunch than usual as we chat about Self-Compassion. I find myself feeling like a lucky girl to have a profession that I get to create a course on such a lovely topic and be enjoying a lunch with a dear friend.
Kristin Neff, states in her book - Self-Compassion. Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind: Compassion, then, involves the recognition and clear seeing of suffering. It involves feelings of kindness for people who are suffering, so that the desire to help emerges. Compassion involves recognizing our shared condition, flawed and fragile as it is.
Speaking of dripping with joy (and sweat!) ... yoga class was so hot last night. My mat was wet and slippery and I started to giggle. Steve behind me on a mat did not help the situation. There was humidity in the air - the room was only 81 degrees, but it felt so much hotter. YogicArts - amazing.