I invite you to create space for the sake of space and embrace self-inquiry, svadhyaya. Are you acting out from your ego-desire for external validation? Are you refusing to take accountability for all of your contributions to your life? Are you still blaming others and acting out of victim consciousness? Are you confusing manipulating with connecting? Complaining? Gossiping? Competing? Comparing? Guess what? Your ego might be masquerading as a yogi.
Create space and time for grace.
I realized that when the words “I”, “Me”, “My”, and “Mine” saturate my regular expression of beingness, my ego might still be running the show. This was an uncomfortable insight. So uncomfortable in fact, that I decided to risk integrating silence and stillness with physicalness during my yoga classes. Emptiness is not nothing. Emptiness is a powerful something that sets us free once we learn to see it, hear it and feel it. And the leap of faith has yielded sweet fruit. I enjoy knowing that my students appreciate what I am sharing with them and that they also value it. Space has integrated a true connection between me and my students.