My beloved Group 11...have you had that moment in class yet when you look at yourself in the mirror and say, "holy shit, I am a yoga teacher now?" There's so much relief in saying it, feeling it, especially after what we just accomplished. On the flip side, there is an added pressure, an unspoken responsibility that we now have to ourselves and others. How we are perceived and how we choose to perceive others are now one and the same, no higher, no lower.
It's hard work to gain the perception you want; we idealize ourselves to already be great at this, but we have only just begun.
If you're not working hard now in your practice, you are not trusting the process. They were right all along in posture clinic; the practice of teaching is so much more than dialogue.
With Love & Gratitude,
the Other Melissa