I am Canadian, so what I’m about to say is not a political statement (haha), I miss the Obamas. I must miss Michelle the most because she showed up in my dream the other night. As dreams do, they take many turns. Michelle and I were helping each other get to the airport so we wouldn't miss our flight. Along the way, we somehow found time to stop at a bar and led a sing-a-long of Tracy Chapmans “Fast Car.”
On the final cab ride to the airport, I was telling her that I use to be able to fly like a bird. "I don’t know what happened, but lately I just can’t fly.”, I told her. By that time we got to the airport, and before we went our separate ways, she said something that shook me so much it woke me up.
She grabbed me by my shoulders, looked deeply into my eyes and with intensity said, “Phil, listen to me. Don’t think for one second that you can’t fly. You may not leave the ground like a bird anymore, but DON’T THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT YOU CAN’T FLY. Don’t think for one second you can’t soar. Don’t think for one second you can’t rise above any obstacle. And listen to me closely on this one Phil, don’t think for one second you can’t help someone else fly. You hear me?”
Don’t think for one second you can’t fly.
Don’t think for one second you can’t soar.
Don’t think for one second you can’t rise above any obstacle.
Don’t think for one second you can’t help someone else fly.
ON THE MAT
This beautiful empowering practice of YOGA is our opportunity to fly. To remind ourselves that we can indeed soar. We can take a deliberate breath at the most challenging moment in each posture and use that breath to tune into a simple fact, ‘you have everything you need to move through the challenge.’ As we flowed we kept coming back with intensity to Michelle’s words, “DON’T THINK FOR ONE SECOND YOU CAN’T FLY.”
It was powerful energy in that class.
OFF THE MAT
There are many things that ‘ground us,' terrible circumstances, financial struggle, relationship issues, and stress from work and life. These things can sometimes make us doubt our ability to fly. We have the ability to go further than our circumstance. Won’t be easy. Never is. But, we can soar, we can rise above.