I’ve done a lot of thinking over the weekend. I attended a workshop on the Bhagavhad Gita and spent some time in contemplation, checking my intention in regards to burlesque. In truth, burlesque feels like yoga to me. Lyra feels like yoga to me. When I do these things, I am healing parts of myself. I am celebrating my wholeness. I am connecting with my body. It is a beautiful alchemy and my intention was to share it with others. At the workshop, I came across this verse:
“For one who has conquered the mind rise above the dualities of cold and heat, joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor. Such yogis remain peaceful and steadfast in their devotion to God.”
I don’t know that I have conquered my mind, but I know that I have done my best and continue to step up to the work. I know that I am devoted to sharing my learnings with others….to perhaps support them or initiate them on their own path. I also know that if I am steadfast in that truth, whether my name is held in esteem or in criticism, I will not falter.
I entered this week with a renewed sense of purpose and peace.
Thank you everyone for your kindness last week! A lot of people reached out to say “keep going’ and so, I shall. Onward and upward.