• Natalie Stawsky

2020: Language and Trust

It fosters trust when I am being conscious, responsible and inclusive with words, assumptions and interpretations.

Today is Christmas, but is it? Maybe for you, but for others is something else.

I see a person walking and I say: A woman is walking, but I might not be including this human in the way I relate and phrase this.

When I teach, am I including everyone in the practice or am I excluding some humans because they are not able to perform the movement. Do I include the other when I teach a posture or do I just teach shapes? Do I impose a way of doing something without the invitational aspect of the practice? Do I create levels or hierarchies in my language as I teach?

And even if I do not say these words, how about my thoughts. Am I inclusive in the way I think about others, even about the way I relate to my own internal life. This has been bringing a rich conversation in the community that brings curiosity and trust. I am trusted when I am open to learn, rephrase, change, in the service of creating a non dual language that brings unity instead of division. I feel part of the community of learners and teachers and I am grateful to shape my outward language since it reshapes my brain and relationship with myself and the world.

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