Today's post is by Susan James.
I am in a yoga class in Mexico that has many visitors – some are human and some are animals and insects and reptiles and, and…you get the picture.
The other day right in the middle of yoga class a kitten walked in…the door was open…so why not? She came up to me in the middle of a forward fold and said: “Hello! I have fleas and I am hungry”.
This was one educated kitten. She saw that there were many other students in the class. She didn’t ignore anyone, and put away her needs to say “Hello!” to each and every person. Actually, I am not too sure what she was telling them... I continued into downward facing dog posture.
She came back to me, and sat down to wait until I was finished with my work.
What did this little creature teach me?
It isn’t rude to enter an open door even if you aren’t invited as long as you acknowledge everyone and wait your turn.
She came in to class because she wanted something. She properly greeted every student. She waited her turn for attention.
It made me think about how I am with people.
Do I wait for the door to open?
Do I clearly ask for what I want?
When I want something, do I just charge forward NOT paying attention to others? Probably.
Do I acknowledge others in the same room?
Do I wait my turn for attention?
NO! I want what I want when I want it.
This is the kind of education, I get in Mexico…this is what life here is all about…even the creatures can teach - If you let them.