As a writer, I spend, well – let’s see -I’m going to guess 99% of my time in my head. That would be as opposed to the 65% I used to spend in my body before I had children, when I was young and free, and a diehard yoga practitioner and teacher at Kripalu Center.
And, I’ve got to say, I don’t think it’s particularly healthy to spend this amount of time in one’s head. Which was part of my reason for my barter arrangement with Mr. Pilates.
So, we’re on one of the machines, practicing a skill (that involves my lower abdomen burning in time to my rhythmic breath), and suddenly I feel myself click down into my body. The skill and movement I’m doing suddenly feel natural. I’m there. I get it. And I say so.
Mr. Pilates replies, “Great. You’ll learn it again tomorrow.”
I love this. Whether it’s body or mind, work or life, I find this to be true. How many times have I learned the same lesson, over and over and over again. Every day is different, every client is different, every situation is different, every day my body is different. And so, those aha moments keep coming.
There is no end to the learning…thank goodness.