My journey thus far has been full of significant “smack-downs”. And, it kinda made me defensive and reactive. *sigh
Lucky for me I have yoga. And my family. And a circle of amazing friends...CONSCIOUS friends...
I’ve always put myself right out there for feedback...then and now. I can take it. Grew up with it (lot’s of it...) Willing to accept criticism and analysis.
Teacher evaluations. It’s student survey time at the University where I teach. I’m a bit nervous. I’m ALWAYS jittery when my personality and style are on the chopping block. But, today I was in a workshop with another professor from the same University (a PhD...no less...) and HE said he regularly experiences butchering in the student surveys because he “offends” people with his “Crazy Wisdom Teaching”...(out of context, but mostly accurate...)
Which is pretty much my method.
“You are FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!...Let the light in your heart SHINE!” ...does a good job of scaring aphasic Freshmen (and sometimes Seniors) out of my class.
Interspersed throughout my “sermons” is a fair amount of juicy expletives and inappropriate references to body parts...(“Your sacrum. You know. The flat part of your spine right above your butt crack...”)
If said students are offended by curse words...they will usually drop after my first comment involving “Ass Hat”.
How do I swing “Love” and “Ass Hat” in the same theme?
Oh...let me count the ways...
But...I know enough about anatomy and alignment to carry a pretty rockin‘ asana class. As long as I stop proselytizing long enough to get to the physical :D
My intention will always be...give something to laugh about (or at)...provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the mundane...and excuse everyone (and yourself...) from being profanely human.
LOVE! And Happy Holidays!