Love, Honor, Leap

Isn’t February a grand month? It’s the shortest month of the year but yet it is full of events and celebrations.

If you think about it, there is one theme. Looking inward comes to mind, awareness, awareness of yourself. Awareness of the world around you and how you fit into it.
Who are you? What do you do? How do you do it?

Love
February 14 is Valentine’s Day. We are supposed to, according to Hallmark, show those who are special our love. Who is that for you?

I know who that is. It’s you. How about showing yourself some love. There is no better way to love yourself than to be gentle with yourself, through movement.

What is important is that you get the person to love himself, not just like himself. If you achieve that you are worth your weight in diamonds. If you take a person who hates himself, has no confidence, and make him feel that he can love himself, he feels he can begin to rely on his own self and begins to have self-confidence to stand on his feet. —Moshe Feldenkrais

We learn to be gentle, to move easily and slowly, with intent. Know what you do so you can do what you want.

Honor
President’s day is February 17. We honor past presidents who changed the course of history for our country and the world.

But this is also a reminder that we need to honor ourselves, our past and our present- strengths and weaknesses, thorns and kindnesses.
How our lives could improve if we all took the time to look at and feel ourselves. What do we do, how do we do it. What do we want to do. What is our next dream.

In order to honor yourself, you must know yourself, deeply. How we move reveals much about us. Do you only chase perfection? Do you push through, often into pain? Do you fight your natural self at all times? Learn to honor yourself. Learn about you.

“Find your true weakness and surrender to it. Therein lies the path to genius. Most people spend their lives using their strengths to overcome or cover up their weakness. Those few who use their strengths to incorporate their weakness, who don’t divide themselves, those people are very rare. In any generation there are a few and they lead their generation.” M. Feldenkrais

Leap
There is no time like the present to change your course. Life may be good. Habits can work for you or not, but, there is more. If life is good, it can be great. Self-care is so important as we age. Learn to observe yourself and adjust for who you are now. Learn to be an expert on you!

You can, at any time of your life, provided I can convince you that there is nothing permanent and compulsive in your system except your belief that it is so, re-learn anything that you would like.

M. Feldenkrais

This is a perfect month to learn more about you.
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Happy February and I hope to see you soon.

Best,
Beth

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