Inspired by all who walked along side me on this path...
We cannot lose something that was never in our possession in the first place. We never owned this YTT experience that we’ve all shared. My classmates, my teachers, my students. Why would we want to attach and place constraints on such beauty anyway? We are all borrowers of time, flowing in and out of moments; experiencing then giving back. These moments are not tangible things to place into our pockets and carry around. We are passing through life and this YTT journey was a collective time of observing, learning, loving, and growing. Each moment flows into the next; life is continuous and nothing is ever truly lost. Nothing ends, only evolves into another form of energy within your world. No amount of energy can “leave” your life without there being an equal amount gained in return.
Sure, we will grieve; we are human, after all. We’ve cried together, we’ve laughed together, we’ve OM’d together, we’ve inhaled the same air; we are bonded. We will sense a disturbance in our newly formed habit of waking up and delivering ourselves onto our mats, side-by-side. Tales told with such eagerness and grace; jokes shared beaming with the utmost empathy; heartfelt stories connecting us to our compassionate nature. No longer will we arrive to be greeted by our exquisite students and teachers alike. There will be no more late-night nerves thinking about how we are to come up with a 20-minute fire sequence to teach in the morning. We will not be sitting cross-legged next to what would perhaps be our most valued interactions of the day. We will now be spending our Monday through Thursday mornings in another space where these familiar faces may not reside.
Fear not. We’ve formed comradery, thus no one is left behind. We are part of a community and will forever be tapped in to a space of unwavering support. We are now and will always be a family, all inclusive and gently wrapped with unconditional love. Each time we think back to the space we co-created together, let us feel our heart full of love. Familiarize yourself with the deep, meaningful connection we share. Present tense; not past. We will always be connected to each other in this capacity. We are all pieces of one another, direct reflections of the infinite within. You are uniquely living out my potential through you and I am living out your potential through the expression of me. We do not exist as separate forms, we are the same. We are all extensions of ourselves. There is no gap between us. I am a part of you and you have woven your way into my heart; eternally united as one.
Walk with pride, my soul mates, for you are bright, shining lights on this earth. Unveiling yourself through this world, leaving pieces of your essence as a seed so it may be watered by the next, and go on as a blossom. You are all inspiring living souls with EVERYTHING to give and just as much to gain. By being YOU, the earth vibrates a little higher each day. By being YOU, permission and courage is granted for others to be THEM. Gift the rest of the world with your presence as you have done so eloquently with me.