Peace = Love

                After leading 2 weeks of teacher training followed by 1 week of retreat there is nothing more to say than I am in love. In love with the practice of yoga, the students who eagerly seek out knowledge and the daily reminder of our humanity. Without love life is just a game, a cycle between pleasure seeking and struggle. Add a little love and it becomes a challenge unconditionally worthy of hard work. We are granted to the opportunity to first become the best version of ourselves and then inspire others to do the same. While we are not alone in this journey, we are responsible for each vibration we send out into the world around us. These vibes will undoubtedly hit something and bounce back at us.

                I love the construction man hammering upstairs right now, I love the mango that is starting to turn on the counter, I love the imminent tropical storms that force me indoors, I love all things in life that test my ability to truly love. I’m not trying to be sappy, it is hard work to love so much but the consequences have not failed me yet. I have been spending lots of time thinking about the ways in which we cultivate abundance. It is not material wealth that is most difficult to attain but spiritual wealth. A kind of fullness where generosity and compassion begin to ooze out of every pore. Trust that if you work hard and do your best, things will all work out. Detach from expectations. And because I don’t have all the words to express, I’ll leave you with this:


You've got to give a little, take a little,
And let your poor heart break a little.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.

You've got to laugh a little, cry a little,
Until the clouds roll by a little.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.

As long as there's the two of us,
We've got the world and all it's charms.
And when the world is through with us,
We've got each other's arms.

You've got to win a little, lose a little,
Yes, and always have the blues a little.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.

-Otis Redding, The Glory of Love