Daily lesson from January 23, 2013: (Teach the teacher)
This lesson comes from a different vantage point – as a student sandwiched between two other students in another instructor’s class. This little exercise of recording a lesson from every class I teach is extending into classes I partake in as well. Addicting!
Today’s lesson is all about the ladies. So fellas, here’s your opportunity to scroll forward to the next blog. Unless of course you want to be an informed fella.
On my left side, (me being the tuna salad in the middle – or roasted veggies if you’re vegan), one half the sandwich engages with the other half (on my right) by declaring, “I’m just fine, dear. Except I’m a little hormonal today!”
Big laugh on my right: “Ah, the glories of menopause. Been there done that.” Or something like that. And on the humorous, candid, no holds barred talk on the female transition process it goes between these confident women until opening Ohms.
Here’s where my lesson comes in. Growing up in a reserved, Catholic-ish household meant these were things you just didn’t discuss. Let alone laugh about. Go get a book, mask the jacket inside a bigger book, hide in a library corner and figure it all out on your own.
But damn, we ladies all go through endless hormonal changes on this journey of life. And if we can’t talk about it, laugh about it, shout about it and accept the process with humor and grace, then what are we to do?
On this theme, I’ll share an awesome portion of a poem I came across while scrolling through a cool blog you really ought to check out. Here it is, along with a link to her blog:
Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.
Now go check out the blog: awaketolife.wordpress.com