I was hanging with my homeboy Mohamud last night and I was lamenting at how hard it is to be an artist and stay connected to the 'integrity of the work'. As we're doing this, he got a text from a friend who shared something he said whe she was struggling to make her dreams a reality 5 years ago [timing]. At the time we couldn't remember the source of the quote, but today in class, students reminded of it's orgin.
So today, the intention i shared comes from a powerful quote from the Movie "Million Dollar Baby."
"There is something magical about risking everything for a dream no one else sees but you."
I love this powerful quote. All of us, and I mean all of us have dreams. No matter our age. This incredible practice of yoga gives a unique and deliberate way to stay connected to the hard work it takes to continuously make them a reality. Its over and over again effort. Just like in each posture. So this was the focus of our class today. We went to WORK.
I would love to hear about your dreams. Feel free to comment at the end of the post.
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Let me tell you about Mohamud [ WEB|SITE ]
He is a very talented photographer who doesn’t yell or shout his dreams. But he does work hard on them EVERYDAY and magic is created EVERYDAY. His passion in photography lies in his relentless pursuit to harness it’s immense capacity to facilitate dialogue across barriers and cultures. He has devoted much of his time to documenting the social life of Somalis in North America. In addition, he has set out to examine through the camera the Somali community in a new land as it negotiates and redefines the essence and boundaries of its identity. Much of his recent work has been centered around Somali youth engaged in their community as they forge a life in their new homes.
His images have earned him many awards, a highlight being the McKnight Photography Fellowship. He also had is Youth/Dhallinyarada Project displayed at the Weisman Art Gallery from July 2013 through February 2014.
At Modo Yoga Mpls, we also got to participate in in talent in telling many yoga stories with the “YOU SHINE” project.