Beginner’s Gap

I’m pretty sure if Ira Glass and I knew each other, we’d be good friends.

I love this quote. I first discovered it back when I first started teaching yoga, and even though this is about creative work, it really resonated with me. I really felt my novice status. I knew I wasn’t as good a teacher as my teachers with all their experience and wisdom. But I knew I would get there. I knew I had to put in the work. There were no short cuts, I had to earn my experience and wisdom. I actually like that there are no short cuts in life. Doing the work, the learning is the best part! The time between here and there needs to be experienced. And when you get “there” you can look back at “here” with gratification. Sometimes, the more time between “there” and “here” the more rewarding the experience is. Not to say that I’ve arrived! I’m still learning, still becoming the yoga teacher I want to be. Read More →

Just a lovely quote…


When people come to speak to me, whatever they say, I am struck by a kind of incandescence in them, the “I” whose predicate can be “love” or “fear” or “want,” and whose object can be “someone” or “nothing” and it won’t really matter, because the loveliness is just in that presence, shaped around “I” like a flame on a wick, emanating itself in grief and guilt and joy and whatever else.

—Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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