Wherever you go, there you are. Haven’t we heard this saying at least a hundred times? And how many more times might we hear these same words before we finally realize, we’ve been right here all along?! Sometimes there are moments of illumination and enlightenment, and other times it feels as though we may trudge along our path forever before we are given clarity as to why we are here and what we are meant to do. Yet we are constantly evolving and rising to the challenge of understanding exactly, ‘Who am I?’.
Pema Chodron has said, "Being fully present isn't something that happens once and then you have achieved it; it's being awake to the ebb and flow and movement and creation of life, being alive to the process itself.” This is in no small way how we grow our Bowspring practice. While we can gauge a deepening of our physical capacities based on our poses, or our stamina or our flexibility, very infrequently do we simply stop once we have achieved a postural goal. Rather, we see our milestone for what it is; a marker of accomplishment in an ever evolving process of growth. The principle of pulsation in our movement is a celebration of this process, that we root down to rise up! And rather than stop, we welcome ourselves to begin the cycle again. There are no limits on the amount of space we can create in the spheres of the heart, the hips and the head. There is no restriction to the length we may cultivate in the spools of the waist and the neck. And because it doesn’t happen once and then we are done, it is really the ebb and the flow that we continue to show up for.
We may spend all of our days seeking an understanding of exactly who we are. But there is a part of us that already knows the answer. Because wherever we go, there we already are. And if we allow ourselves to reside in the pulsation of life, each day understanding a little bit more about our own role in the world, then we may at some point have an answer.
I’ll see you all on your mats.