Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"What Is"



This past weekend, I shared a hotel room with my teacher Jen at the B.E.S.T. training.
I got there several hours before she did, picked my side of the room, my bed and unpacked my stuff. When I went down to dinner, I texted Jen, letting her know where I was in case she got in and wanted to join me. Also, I wanted to let her know that I was happy to move my things if she had a strong preference about where she wanted to put her luggage. She wrote back, "I'm happy with What Is." Capitalized W, capitalized I, kinda like how we capitalize God.

I took note of her reverence and didn't really think about it again until yesterday. Yesterday morning, I got up extra early to do yoga, meditate, make a green juice, pack my lunch and get to Ojo in time to do the loop before my 9 am class. Although I had left plenty of time for those particular tasks, I did not leave time for the road construction, which constricts the two lane highway to Ojo to a one lane road and causes delays. As I sat in the standstill, sad for the prospects of my walk, I remembered that What Is is capitalized and thus worthy of my respect. I made it to Ojo with enough time for a brisk hike up to the Round Barn and back. Turns out What Is might be just as great, if not even better than "the way I think it should be," which you'll notice is not capitalized.

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