A student asked me a haunting question today, "who cares for you"? I have thought a lot about it, and it made me wonder, "who cares for you"? We are all caregivers of sorts, some are rearing children, some are teachers,
some care for everyone who crosses their path. Caring for someone is an honorable thing, not caring for ones'self,......not so good.
Most of us have probably at one time or another, pushed ourselves way beyond the limit. But it is those of us who push that limit daily, there's the danger zone. There will be a meltdown, a crash and burn if you will....maybe not today, or even tomorrow.......but the day will come.
You've reached the danger zone when you no longer recognize your self, when those around you, no longer know who you are. I've been there, and I am not even sure how I made my way back. I believe music played a part, but so did yoga. There is a saying in the yoga community, yoga heals. I think yoga played a great part in my healing......so did the love of family and friends who never gave up on me.
I have tried very hard the past few years to take much better care of myself.....to rest, to laugh, to spend time doing nothing, and to look at the world in amazement. It is not easy, not for me, to put myself first, but I have learned for my survival.......it is necessary. I admit, I am stubborn, and tend to think that I am indestructible.... that is so silly, but that is how my brain thinks much of the time......I bet for many of you, your brain thinks the same exact way. Why are we wired that way? what strange twist of fate took us down that path???? not sure,
but choices can be made for the good of ourselves in every situation.
So tonight, "who cares for you"?...........it's ok you know, to let someone else lend a hand. To let someone else help, to talk to someone, to let someone else know and see your weakness and your strength.
Once again........"who cares for you"?