There are times when life feels incredibly complex, when the threads and strands of responsibility and purpose are weaving a new pattern, one that is yet to emerge. For me (and I am guessing for many others), this is such a time.
Sitting down to write this newsletter I felt overwhelmed with both how much I have recently learned, and how little I really know. I remembered how many meaningful events I experienced at 8 Limbs in March, as a participant (including this and this) as well as some of the challenges, as an owner. I thought of numerous potential themes, and I wrote at least twenty unrelated sentences.
And then I remembered what I needed most, and what we all need when navigating complexity:
S P A C E.
Space to be ourselves.
Space to consider and listen to others.
Space to feel into our bodies.
Space to let our bodies rest.
Space to ask questions.
Space to not have answers.
Space to connect with people.
Space to connect with source.
Listening to this need for space is new for me. It comes from compassion, both for myself and for others around me. I’ve spent a lifetime trying to fill up the space, and now I’m trying to allow it.
Today, I plan to attend to a few of these needs. What do you need to make space for today?
I’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by: Anne Phyfe Palmer, 8 Limbs Founder and Studio Director
P.S. This month we welcome Douglas Ridings back from a sabbatical in India. Douglas returns to teaching at 8 Limbs on Saturday, April 7. We’ve missed him!