Tuesday, November 6, 2012
This reminded me of how another yoga teacher used to describe me as a lotus flower with her petals always wide open. And how sometimes I might try to protect my heart a little by folding my petals inwards a bit when encountering unkindness or aggression.
For me, this closing in without shutting off is a real challenge; it's like I can never tell before it's too late that this would be a good time for closing in a little.
This fall, I will make more of an effort to follow the lotus flower's balanced modeling of exuberant opening up and graceful closing in.