Today's Mat Matters is quite different from other episodes.
Yes, the lighting is bad (taped it at night!), it's up-close-and-personal (hello, crazy hair!), and I make some awkward faces that are kind of embarrassing, but it's also different because it's simply a discussion, not a yoga sequence or pose.
I'm not sure how I feel about this video, and don't know if putting it out there is the best idea I've ever had (I kind of ramble), but I think that what I'm discussing is important enough to post it anyways, despite the unprofessional-ness of the presentation. Forgive me.
I think I'll keep this short and sweet, and let the video (er, myself?) do the talking, but I wanted to share the quote that I mention in the video. I know I've shared this quote on the blog before (and in many of my yoga classes), but I think it's worth reiterating:
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ―Goethe
Thanks for watching my babbling and for being a part of my journey...
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