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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Respond to Life with Grace

Truly the only thing we can control in life is how we react or respond to situations and people. When you truly believe that there is a lesson everywhere you will become your own best teacher. Yesterday, I went to teach a yoga class and wanted to deliver a strong message about not being so attached to the outcome of things. 4 minutes before class I was informed that the studio iPod had blown up. First, a brief moment of panic and then I asked for help.

The things is I don't have an iPod and I don't know much about music. I prefer to hit play and teach yoga. Another teacher was kind enough to lend me hers. Trouble is, it was an iTouch and I had no idea how to use it. Every ounce of me wanted to apologize to the class when suddenly I realized that bringing attention to the situation would alter the experience for everyone.

At one point, I just selected a song to make something play and low and behold on came a Mariachi band. I just kept teaching with confidence and hoped no one would notice. When I exhaled the panic, I was able to relax and make an adjustment and picked it right back up. I chose to make up for the music being off by making sure to touch and adjust every person in some way. When it was over, everyone left and said they had an amazing class.

I learned the lesson I wanted to teach. Expect the unexpected and respond with Grace to what life gives you. And thanks to Gracie for her iTouch.

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