Today I taught a yoga class.
It was a class with a focus on Manipura, the third Chakra, the seat of the self.
A place where we radiate our power.
A place of our strongest strengths. Of our will.
As I am thinking about Manipura in class, I am struck by how many of us struggle to find our strengths, to really fly into our power. To own it. Not as something willful, but as our gifts. As part of our offerings to this world.
And so my little dharma talk asks: Who are you? What are the things you love to do, you do well? It doesn’t have to be your job, but in someway it is YOUR WORK.
Your work is needed. Necessary in this world. Sometimes our strongest strength is not trumpeted, or seen. Maybe we are good listeners. Coordinators and supporters. Maybe we bring a smile to people’s faces.
Important, silent work.
Sometimes we are talked out of our good and true paths, or we talk OURSELVES out of our work:
It is not important.
It is too hard.
The world doesn’t need this.
I am not good enough.
I am not enough.
And so I write here, today, to pass on the message of Manipura. Sing your song. Do your work. Harness your power and share your gifts. You are enough. As is.
The world needs what you have.
The world is waiting for your offering.
It is enough.
If you are not sure what those things are, try this exercise: Ask a trusted friend or relative to tell you three things they really like about you. See if in those things you can find your strength, see if Manipura speaks to you <3
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