I know that there are many of us writing, contemplating and talking about what happened in our recent election and in our neighborhood. I by no means want to add another voice and yet, these past couple of days have reminded me of something deeply important about human beings.
People are hurting, sad, angry and genuinely scared regardless of how you voted or what you feel is happening in our country. We are wondering about how our government will treat us. How the decisions our leaders make will impact our families.
This is what I am reminding myself at the moment. Extend kindness to the person in front of you because none of us really know what fears, sadness or hurts lay close below the surface.
The same is true for us. Extend kindness and give space for the fear, anger and sadness to be present.
The beauty of the human spirit is that when we are gentle and compassionate towards ourselves, love and kindness genuinely radiates out.
I know that all of us at the Beverly Yoga Center appreciate the sacred space that we are holding for our fellow human beings to care and nurture their spirit during this time and always.
You are welcome just as you are.