If I had to Get a Tattoo

Posted April 19, 2014

Welcome to our weekly blog series! Each month we feature one of our amazing Bread and Yoga teachers sharing their thoughts or teachings from their class with you and our community. Today’s post is from our April blogger and Vinyasa teacher Shawna Emerick. Check back next week for our final post from Shawna!


If I had to get a tattoo it would be this quote from Anais Nin…

“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in the bud, became greater than the risk it took to blossom.”

So, now that spring is here (forget the snow we had this week, haha), how would you like to grow?

As this holy week has asked us all, `where are you spiritually asleep, and what will you do to stay awake`?

So, I don’t necessarily mean, what do you want to create and manifest in your life, though you can add that here; but, what I am interested in is, how will you start and then continue to blossom? What does it take to blossom for you? What does your blossom look like? What do you want it to look like? Are you the blossom? Or is it something you create? Is it something you simply want to embody?

This week has been one of the toughest weeks of my life, not only because I was sick, but because I received serious news about someone dear to me. So, I practiced. Did yoga, meditated, cried, laughed, and rekindled the spirit, my spirit. Remembered that great remembering. I had to release the tightness, let go of the tight bud, that was pain, in order to grow, to start to release the suffering and blossom back into love and liberation.

Don’t worry, dear reader, if it doesn’t come so easy, it sounds easier than it is. Just remember to never give up, because then the bud wins, and the flower dies before it is given a chance to show its beauty!


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