My personal blogs to share inspirations to guide you on your path of Greatness.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
“I see you…I see your Greatness!!"
“I see you…I see your Greatness.”I have just returned from Portland where 48 Nia trainers from around the world gathered to collobrate and co-create the new face of Nia.Nia, just like our body and our life is constantly changing, growing and expanding, and I am so honored and grateful to be part of this amazing group of men and women.Many times during our full days of dancing and sharing of wisdom Debbie Rosas, co-founder and CEO of Nia, thanked us and told us “I see you.I see each of you and I see your Greatness.”She constantly reminded us to see Greatness in ourselves. Seeing our Greatness is not about being great. It is opening our hearts and our eyes to the possibilities before us and our unique potential. It is being a Sacred Athlete.
The saying goes the eyes are the entry into our soul.There is so much that is revealed through our eyes.I can look at someone and by looking at their eyes be able to tell how they are feeling at the moment.Our eyes are communicators and communicate all our emotions:love, excitement, anger, sorrow, compassion, apprehension, curiosity. Our eyes reveal what is happening inside. Have you ever looked at a loved ones eyes and known they were not feeling well?
In Nia we learn to use our eyes in new and exciting ways.In principle 5 Awareness and Dancing Through Life, we are invited to look out and change our perception, be inspired and see artin all of life.In principle 8, The Core of the Body, we learn through Head and Eye movements, the most organic way to move our head and neck, and integrate the rest of our body is to use our eyes.Look and let your eyes move you naturally with grace, ease and efficiency.In principle number 10, X-Ray Anatomy we are invited to see without seeing and sense what is underneath our skin and make alignment changes that bring our body into homostatis..into peace.We also learn to look at our body and the body of others through non-judgemental eyes forinformation so choices can be made to move our bodies toward pleasure and wellness.
Nia always invites us to see ourselves with love.Not until I can see myself with love, as love, and see my Greatness, will I be able to see others as love and see their Greatness.Nia has opened my eyes to potential and possibilities and connected me to the visual magic around me so I can see and receive life with curiosity and wonderment. As I step back into my life here in San Antonio I want to express my gratitude and love for each of you. I see in you the wonderful human being that you are, and the difference you make in this world and in my life.I see you and I see your Greatness! Below is a poem I offer to you. It expresses how I feel about you. See you in class.
You are beautiful Although, you may not see the person that I see when I look at you And if the mirror you look into could show your reflection through my eyes you would see a smile so bright it could light up the world throughout the day and into the night You are courageous Although, you may not feel all that brave But I see, how strong you can be And if you could take a minute to look back at all your ups and downs you would smile with pride because you made it through And then you would be believe what I already know to be true You are incredible, intelligent fearless and strong. Life is beautiful, wonderful and fun and all your dreams can come true if you start by believing in you. (Author Unknown)
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