Talking with a friend yesterday I shared how although I had never been to the institute before there was a familiarity about the place. Also about the people I met. It felt like I was home. Geetaji scold like a mother. The sharpness and intensity of her scolding was like one of a mother minding her children! At one stage she even said ‘you think I shout a lot? If you see your child drowning you don’t whisper to them!’ It’s clear her strictness comes from a place of care. Her deep compassion for us as her students - as her children.
I also shared with my friend how it was thanks to the new friends I made at the institute that I got a wonderful welcome and felt right at home. These new friends represented siblings. As an only child I’ve never had siblings, but I imagined them to be just like these new friends I made who admittedly told me on the first day they saw me as the new, lost girl whom reminded them of their first trip to Pune...😂👌
The community Guruji has created is no doubt an extension of his deep desire for each of us to fully blossom and develop into compassionate, intelligent and caring human beings. I know I will return ‘home’ again some day to the welcome and guidance of my dear teachers, and repay my debt of gratitude to Guruji, and my fellow siblings by welcoming the newbies like me. 💕
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— at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute.