I like to think I am fearless, but really I am not; particularly at this juncture in my life.
Instead, after a 30-year hiatus, I return to full-time study. No, that phrasing is incorrect; actually, I have been studying my whole life. What I am returning to is full-time schooling. Would it show my age too much to mention that we were not using the Internet back then, and common use of email was still 10 or so years away? To say it is a whole new world out there is an understatement! My feelings are a mixed bag; excitement … terror … but mostly gratitude - gratitude for the time, the space, and the resources to study, to write, to reflect and to research. Miracles are interwoven in this narrative and, for the majority of the time, they can speak louder than the fear.
I have spent the last 16 years focused on getting “out-of-my-head-and-into-my-body" and it has worked. I have been healed on so many levels and can acknowledge myself as an embodied being. And now, it is time to “be” in my head. Except, this time I will “be” with connection, acknowledgement, and support from my body. It is from this new place that I look forward to sharing with you at the Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference on October 9.
Joanne is a yoga teacher and founder of the non-profit Yoga in Schools, a recovering social worker and a presenter at the 2016 Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference. Catch Joanne during Session D.