Over the past year, our commonplace rituals and greetings have evolved from ‘Hey, how are ya?’ to ‘How are you managing?’ The implicit shift lies in the time taken to ask the question, pause, and then wait for the answers which have lost the dull sheen of ‘ok’ and grown into a poignant share of struggles and daily triumphs. Despite the reckoning that this year has brought, what it has provided many of us is the time to sit and distill rushing around down into the revelation and understanding of our tender needs to find connection and purpose in the face of chaos.
For centuries, Zulu tribesmen have greeted one another as they become aware of one another with the salutation, Sawubona! I see you! I am here! In alignment with this salutation, this year has unvieled beautiful Sawubonas that have acknowledged the fears that we all have, the struggles that each of us face, the tender-hearted courage and tenacity that we possess to not just go on but grow on, and the curiosity and resilience that is within all of us that helped us to survive, thrive and connect in different ways than we ever had before.
At TYC we’ve been heartened by your support in helping us to re-imagine ourselves out of our first home at 75 County into our new home which is a tapestry of all of the places we’ve been graced to see you practice in online. We’ve appreciated and grown from the calls, emails, texts and letters
providing us feedback on what has worked and what has not over these 9 months. For as much as we are here to foster your growth, you’ve made us grow with the gift of your thoughts and words. They are powerful.
TYC is committed to holding the space for all of us to grow, get healthy and evolve. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to share your time with us. We love learning with you and appreciate that we can still do this with you. We look forward to a new year of bowing, rising stretching and reaching together for better and brighter days.
Happy New Year dear friends.
We love you!
We See you!
We are here!
Your TYC Tribe