We went up to Berkeley Bob's coffee house tonight to hear some friends play......as always the music was great, and we had a wonderful time. We got there after the show started, but as I looked over my shoulder I saw a familiar face.........I recognized a yoga student and friend from a few years back.
She had moved away, but had become a yoga teacher, we had kept in touch through FaceBook.
I didn't know she would be there tonight......what a gift, and a great surprise. Through the years that I have taught, I have encouraged probably five or six students and friends to become teachers. The same has been true for encouraging singer/songwriters.......we have to encourage others, we have to have someone to carry the flame after we are gone.
Through the years, I have met people who never encouraged others, who looked at everyone as competition.........I have many faults, but I hope that not encouraging those around me will never be one. Those that I have inspired to become teachers and singer/songwriters have quite often inspired me......and made me proud......I believe there is enough.......enough for all of us if we share......