Kind Words – Gili Air July 2018

Like everyone, I have my doubts about what the hell I’m doing and if what I’m doing is good or not.

I have these doubts more than you would think. These can be from little things wondering if I’m pretty enough (no one cares) or if I’m funny (I think I am so that’s fine) to more serious things. Wondering if I’m even a good yoga teacher, questioning relationships with people and questioning myself and my intentions.

Little things bring this up. Like this morning in my class, before I’d even finished talking, half the class were standing up, off their mats and putting their blocks away. It’s nothing to do with me and I need to remember that. These people may have boats to catch, people to see and things to do. They probably really enjoyed the class, but are just in a hurry.

Then things happen that make all those insecurities and concerns wash away like they were never even there.

I’ve received a few little notes and things from students over the last few years, but this was just something else.

These two absolutely beautiful Swiss girls have been at the centre for about a week and done many of my classes in that time. When they left, both of them wrote me long letters about me, my classes and their connection to both. One of them doesn’t even speak English, so the other translated it for me on the back.

It made me cry the happiest tears you can imagine.

I’ve shared the letter with a few people, but I won’t be posting it. It’s personal and I want to keep it for me. However,

this is a quote from part of it:

“You are just like a bird flowing in the wind of life, enjoying it, smiling and laughing and it can only inspire others to fly with graciousness in the spontaneous wind of life with you. “

How. Bloody. Sweet.

Below is a photo of me with these beautiful ladies.

These people come by every now and then that just allow your soul to shine. I cannot thank Alix and Clementine enough for coming into my life. I know I’ll be seeing both of them again and cannot wait to see where we meet next time.

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