This weekend I participated in an acroyoga workshop on the theme 'Building our community'. Besides hanging upside down and doing crazy things together, we reflected on the meaning of community.
I wanted to share this with you because the definitions people gave touched me.
... people that you share a space and time with in acceptance and support.
... all the layers coming together for mutual support.
... a collection of individual minds and souls that are united by common beliefs and values, who give each other respect, love and a sense of belonging.
... coming together for mutual support of love and life.
... the support that arises from the acceptance of connected souls.
... the connectedness of like minds and hearts drawn together by the source within us all.
... the soil and nutriment of the practice.
... a living synergistic collective that lovingly supports and inspires.
... a gathering of people lovingly supporting each other, giving laughter, strength and inspiration, working towards a common goal.
... a shared home -no need for small talk- it is flowing with giving, receiving and trust.
... connection, care and commitment."
I am blessed with a amazing community of friends here in Chiang Mai. They are like family to me. We are a community because...
We share the same interests (mindfulness through yoga, meditation, etc.),
we speak the same language (language of the heart)
we care for each other and we help each other to blossom into our highest potential.
What is community for you?
(The picture was taken by Azriel Cohen.)