If there is one thing that I have learnt well, it is that life is too short to not fully embrace all your experiences. Whatever shape or form these experiences come in, embrace them. If you meet the Universe half way, the Universe will meet you half way too. The same goes for your relationships: you give 100%, you get 100% back. My yoga practice has taught me to give myself over to the moment and the love I have been receiving lately is absolutely incredible.
This week, I travelled to Malawi again for work. This time we spent four days in Blantyre. As poor as the country is, it is richer in spirit and heart than anything I have ever experienced. The people are warm and present. I interview a lot of top end banking executives and if you know the corporate banking sector, it can be a little stiff and formal. Not so much in the rest of Africa. When people greet you, or give you a hug to welcome you to their country, they mean it. And that kind of connection is what I am talking about.
In between filming and interviewing, of course, I managed to get onto a rooftop for a quick little customary asana or two:
And then over the weekend, just to add a cherry to the top of an already awesome week, Steven over at Yogaworks held a Hip Hop Yoga event inside Ponte City Apartments with Safiyah, and they killed it! We had to go underground because of the rain, and it was PERFECT! My highlight was getting to take some beautiful photographs inside the tower. It was pretty trippy. The building has a lot of history which you can read about here.
My heart is feeling open, more open than it has in years. It’s the kind of openness that shines right out of your eyeballs when you smile. And that kind of human to human connection is what I have been moulding my life around. It feels oh-so-goooooooooood. What on Earth are we here for then, if it is not to fully embrace our humaness? Live yours exceptionally well 😉
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See you all on your mats.