This Letter was sent out by Adriene on May 31, 2020, to those who are signed up for the Weekly Letter. But it is an important message to share with you all, not only those signed up for the Weekly Letter so we are sharing it here too.
I send you my love.
I’ve really wrestled with what to write today. I am struggling with the words.
I have been grasping and grappling for hours now, finally, decided to just begin and to share with you my simple truths.
This is a love letter after all, and my human dignity is soaked in my capacity to love, and what is love if we cannot deeply feel through our truths anyway?
And, the agreement was to share yoga and what is yoga without the recognition of powerful, beautiful, difficult, equitable union?
What is happening in my country doesn’t feel good.
I keep thinking on the depth of this emergency and the fact that we have to come to better terms with the reality of this situation.
Perhaps, I don’t have the words today, because I want to be a good listener right now.
But I also won’t be silent.
I support my black friends, the Black community, our family, our global Kula.
I am upset, I am uncomfortable, I am disappointed, I am a bit lost, I am weary. And I think it’s important that I share that with you.
However, I am not going to pour my feelings out here, because, I choose to focus on how I can be useful.
I know that I have the privilege of learning about racism vs living it.
And I want to be more useful.
If you feel pulled to seek out resources and ways in which you can better educate yourself to be more useful, do it. Do the work.
But also, take time to sit with yourself. Shall we?
Look inside. Be willing to confront the real honest truths that you feel are inside you, because this kind of honest inquiry…
This is Yoga.
Is this is love,
Is this love,
Is this love
Is this love that I’m feelin’?
Today is the last day of the MAY calendar, and we are signing off with a calming gratitude practice. Take it as an opportunity to notice how you feel, connect to your breath, and move your body.
I am grateful for you and the fact that you are here. Thank you so much for staying with me here, for loving, for growing, and for sharing your practice.
Create some space to say thank you and stay curious about your truths.
This month’s free offering is an invitation to connect to and cultivate COURAGE.
Yoga offers us countless opportunities to practice courage. And courage can come in many forms. These uncertain times certainly call for us to be courageous. I hope you will consider joining us for this special month of practice.
Read all about it HERE.
Also, there is a NEW meditation practice on the FWFG Membership! In this 10 minute Befriend Your Mind meditation, you are invited to nurture your relationship with your mind as you lean toward a state of quiet and inner peace.
And finally, it feels like a good time to come together. How about one big International LIVE Class on YouTube? Please SAVE THE DATE for a special community practice, LIVE from my dining room, on Saturday, June 20th at 11am CT TX time – in celebration of the Solstice, International Day Of Yoga, and our amazing community.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.