"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
You know the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"?
I have never felt that to be so true as I did when I saw a picture of myself that was taken at last weekend's Qoya class. It is of me sitting on the floor setting up for class. The smile on my face is one I had not seen for a very long time. My mom validated this observation when she said she had not seen that smile for a while either. Behind this one smile are volumes of information that really are worth more than a thousand words. Looking at this picture I could see that this smile was definitely trying to to tell me something and if I had to interpret what it was trying to say I imagine the words from Howard Thurman's quote would be in there somewhere, "Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that."
Qoya makes me come alive.
Movement makes me come alive.
Sacred time with friends who are all speaking from truth and love
makes me come alive.
Doing whatever brings out THAT smile makes me come alive.
So I ask the question: What if life really is that simple? In this crazy and complicated world, what would it be like if more of us took the advice of Thurman and did more of what makes us come alive?
Who even knows what makes them come alive?
Perhaps you know the answer to that last question or maybe the answer (that is usually constantly evolving) is not so clear. So in March through our movement we will be exploring how to follow the guidance within and connect with our animating life force.
As always our themes are just invitations. It is your dance that will lead you where you need to or want to go.