How is 2016 going for you so far? This month, I continue to be in conversation with my dharma, my life purpose, and with what is stirring in me and coming alive right now. It feels like a very important conversation to be having with myself. I have been taking some time each morning for BIG LISTENING. The time before dawn is a great time to tap into the BIG SPACE, the space that is bigger than my sometimes small, sometimes contracted self. I love to take this time in the early morning to open myself up to the VASTNESS and to really listen for what is stirring in me.
As a yogi, I recognize that I’m on an evolutionary journey. It’s a journey of body, mind and spirit. I’m in a process of growth, and my yoga is a superb tool for this journey. My mediation teacher, Dr. Paul Muller Ortega, uses a term to describe the dynamic place where you find yourself on your evolutionary trajectory: your identity assemblage point. That is, the place around which you assemble your identity. In my last blog post, I wrote about how dharma is dynamic, and how, as you grow and change, your life work the person you are becoming and the person you wish to become shifts. So, it follows that your identity is dynamic too. We are not static. We are plastic beings. (Thank God!)
Annie Barrett. Educator, certified health coach, educator and yoga instructor.