Does anyone else think that it’s hilarious that we have a holiday that centers around a rather large rodent that has a 37
percent accuracy rating?….We do! However amidst that insanity, the connotations of Groundhog Day where one lives a series of unfortunate events over and over again, seems fitting to address during this time.
We are just about at the one year mark of our lives changing, and in that change, we’ve adapted our places of practice, play and worship to inhabit the same place where we work and live. Living, working, learning and breathing inside each of our four walls either alone or with loved ones has brought some safety, a heap of questions and a good amount of monotony as we do our due diligence to do no harm. However, just like in the movie Groundhog Day (which if you haven’t watched it,please do), we have been handed this repetition to put our practices under a microscope and into full gear when our vices and unrest challenge us to figure out what the next right action and most purpose-filled way to proceed might be. Each of us has been faced with many cycles of emerging and retreating during these times. Each cycle provides the platform to distill what the most important aspects of our lives are- what we are willing to work tooth and nail to preserve and blossom even in the most hostile environment.
In observance of preservation and growth, we are excited for the return of our teacher spotlights. What we enjoy when we post them is the opportunity to share the path and progression towards a purpose that’s forged over days, weeks, months and years. It reminds us that even in the loop of our daily 24 hours filled with many certainties, there are always the buried seeds that have the potential to receive a spark, a glance, or a drop of water to grow. This ecstatic possibility amidst the endless laundry seems like a gift and shift in perspective. Finding inspiration in the ways to look to this day, the next, and then the next is vital for our hearts, minds and bodies. Our calling and our practice is to afford space for all that is beautiful, insane, inane and boring.
In addition we invite you to take part in our daily classes, workshops,
series and book club as a means to provide more opportunities for the light to go on, the seed to burst, and the petal to unfold.
Happy Groundhog Day.
You’ve got this.
We’ve got your back.
Sending love, learning and perspective to brighten your days-