1st of September 1986. I’m 7. A little girl excited to go to school for the first time. A white shirt, a blue skirt, a white/blue tie with green dots. I remember that dots clearly somehow. My Mum would walk me for the first few days. After that I would get my own keys and off you go. Fly Girl!
That was me 28 years ago. Me today older, wiser had exactly the same excitement. Today I was this little girl again. I am so happy and full of joy in my heart. It feels like my heart will pop out in few minutes and I just cannot, I really cannot even if I try hard to stop to smile and radiating this joy with my whole being… I had my inauguration day today. My first “classes” will start tomorrow at 7 am.
I’ve got my books! I’ve met my “classmates”. I’ve met my teachers. We all have introduced ourself and shared what brought us to this place – Mazunte in Mexico. Why this school? Why this course? Why this teaching? The stories are so different, but one thing we have all in common. We all felt a calling, we all have fallen in love with Hridaya teaching and all wanted to go deeper in our spiritual practice right here at Hridaya Yoga & Meditation .
The schedule is a killer. 9 hours a day with a break between 1-4pm. 6 days a week. 3 months. Lots, lots, lots of knowledge to soak in. There will be exams! There will be two 10 days Silent Meditation Retreats! There will be a Dark Retreat – 36 hours of meditation alone in complete darkness! One thing we have been promised. It’s not going to be an easy ride. We are going to be pushed out of our comfort zone on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual of course. This quote I’ve heard seems to be perfect to describe a journey I’m about to take…
“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge. he said We can’t. We will fall!’
Come to the edge, he said. They came.
He pushed them and they flew.”
Gratitude & love are what I feel today