And let it begin with me.
On Friday I missed a workshop that I was scheduled to teach about releasing stress through the breath. Although it was the first time that I didn’t show up for an engagement in my thirty years of teaching, I felt very disappointed in myself for letting the people who showed up and the organizers down. At a certain point after going through all the possible reasons in my head, and pointing the finger at all the possible reasons, I decided to slow down… asked the breath for help… opened my heart and had compassion for my being human. I chose to learn what needs to be learned from this experience in a friendly, kind and compassionate manner and in celebration. That is a choice that only I can make. Be the victim of stress (keep beating myself up, and obsessing about all the reasons why I missed this workshop) or be the victor of the breath (in the present moment, and celebrate the sacredness of my life.) I am grateful for choosing the later.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner