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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Our Love Stories

I am privileged this month to be taking yoga teacher training with 60 outstanding fellow students. People with great compassion and a desire to bring change to their circle of influence through the teaching of yoga. Young, old, quiet, outgoing, in love, out of love, between loves, and each with their own story. Their stories carry with them joy and laughter, heartbreak and tears, brokenness and restoration, and love. Mostly love. The love they have for their family, their passion, their pets. Some display a great capacity to love and others the deep desire to be loved. All clearly have a love for the others of us who make up the 60. As I began to contemplate and appreciate the setting I find myself in, I realized I have seen this somewhere before.
It was with you, my family, my close friends, my childhood friends, all of whom are a part of my story; when we were younger and life was less complex, before life overtook us and told us who we were, when we were known by our first names, not by our mistakes, when we knew ourselves by our childlike wonderment and not by the baggage we collected along the way. Oh, the stories we could tell.
Tell them!
Write your story down, then share it, or write it down and burn it. Or don't write it down at all. Just tell it. Tell it to yourself. Out loud. In a closet. At the beach. Tell it to your best friend. An old enemy. Have a story telling sleepover. Tell it around a fire pit. Or on a hunting trip. Start with the best part. Start with the worst part. But just tell it. Those who hear your story will be moved by your joy and laughter, your heartbreak and tears, your brokenness and restoration, and your love. Mostly by your love. For you see, we each have a story, our own story, unique to us but recognizable by all.
Tell it.

2 comments:

  1. awesome post, dave! thanks for the reminder

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  2. This is great. Thanks Dave...look forward to taking your class soon!!
    Michael

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