The Pulsation of Our Lives
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~ Joseph Campbell
As we set about celebrating Labor Day and the principle that through our chosen work, each of us contribute to the well-being of our world, it is worth observing that our lives at present may not resemble the tale that we originally intended to tell. The willingness to be open to life’s pulsation, the highs and lows, and regularly evaluate our place and contributions in it, empowers us to live the life that is waiting for us.
The pulsation of our Bowspring practice asks us to move simultaneously in opposing directions, which at the outset feels unfamiliar and uncomfortable. What we come to understand and feel is that instead of being contradictory, the root and the rise occur together to nurture a state of harmony. Instead of our bodies moving constantly and only in one direction, we work on deepening our roots and bolstering our rise. With the dig-and-drag action of the feet and the legs and the back and wide action of the hips, we prioritize our connection to what keeps us grounded and ready so that as our Radiant Hearts, wings and crowns widen, lift and expand, we are equipped to bound - full-heartedly - into new adventure.
We each have the opportunity to contribute our best and most positive efforts to the health and prosperity of our world. And we all have the chance to continue evolving the narrative we tell, relinquishing the embrace of the life we may have planned in order that we may live the life that is waiting for us.
I’ll see you soon on your mats.