First, I want to thank you for all your Love and support over the last few days – it has been overwhelming and beautiful!
I just shared an amazing lunch with dear friends including Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller. I arrived just a few hours ago in Jamaica for the Caribbean Yoga Conference. It’s been a tough week with the passing of my dear friend Jody Sherman still fresh in my heart.
The moment is bittersweet because I am within and inside of my dream. Just a few short years ago a moment like this would seem impossible and so far off. And yet, here I am, giving a speech in the Caribbean. Trip was paid for. Friends are around.
And sadness prevails in my heart.
While my mind understands that life goes on, while my mind understands that Love is all there is, the grieving process cannot be prevented because I have knowledge of such things.
One of the main reasons why I do what I do is because I want to inspire people not to try to do a spiritual bypass, where they ignore their own hearts and emotions because they claim some kind of spiritual knowledge or power.
True Love is total acceptance of the moment. For me, this moment is bittersweet.
And I’m not going to try to change it, but rather – live it FULLY. Sadness comes with a gift and a lesson, as does joy. The balance of the two is what makes life so rich and fulfilling. The paradox of life, the overflowing bounty of Joy with the heavy pull of sorrow, each bringing their own sweet awareness that reminds us how precious life truly is.
I used to only want to feel joy and never feel sadness. This is part of what fueled my drug addiction: the denial of self.
But, I cannot deny who I am, what I am feeling, and try to push it away to manufacture a false sense of happiness.
I am grateful that as I process these emotions, I am surrounded by friends like Tommy and Kia, who hold such Loving space.
The question today that I have for you is simple – can you let yourself simply be with whatever is coming up? Be it joy. Be it sadness. Be it whatever is there for you.
Would you be able to inquire within and find out – what is this sensation here to teach me? Instead of pushing it away?
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