Words from my Heart to Yours

After all that has happened since we sat, holding our breath, on November 8th only to awake to a new reality, I am deeply saddened. Filled with an unfamiliar since of unease and mistrust.

My legs felt shaky and new as I stood next to a man waiting for the elevator on the 5th floor of my apartment building. My heart wanted to say, “good morning,” but it was broken… and “had this man voted for Trump?” “Can I trust him?”

I felt the need to hibernate. It was too much to take in all at once.

So, I sat with everything I was feeling, and continue to feel.

This is NOT the country that I thought I lived in.

It hit me hard. As I am sure that it did many of us.

Being a highly sensitive person, an optimist and someone who truly believes in the good in people… in ALL people, I was, and am still, in shock.

As a pilates teacher, the lesson I share is clear. For balance to exist, receptivity MUST also exist. One must use all of their senses in order to truly see, hear, feel and be felt by the world in which we coexist.

With every fiber of my being I am saddened by the fact that our country will now be led by a deeply narcissistic, controlling and insensitive man, who is blind and deaf to those he doesn’t have respect for. Why? Because they are different? Perhaps they are weak in his eyes? One who wants to clear them, out of his country so that we all might be safer? Perhaps more powerful? Really?!?!

A country stripped entirely of integrity.

A country stripped of receptivity.

A country that becomes hardened

– in the end –

will only break.

This is fundamental. This is happening. We must do something.

Those of us who believe in love, in peace and in receptivity must come together and do all that we can for those who will no longer be justly seen, heard or respected by those in power.

We must work harder than ever – now is the time.

Most importantly we must not loose hope,
and we must NOT break.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
~Maya Angelou