today is Teacher Appreciation Day. there are so many teachers I am grateful for, so many who have influenced my life in small and large ways. what a gift!
today, though, I would like to highlight Susan Piver. I trained to be a Meditation Instructor under her guidance and I continue to learn from her practical, grounded practice and teaching. she is real, direct, humorous, and generous.
below is a teaching I keep going back to. so beneficial.
“When I’m at my lowest and have no more ideas about what to do, I think, ‘Offer it,’ and something shifts. Even if only for a moment, I feel lighter. It’s not a simple offloading into the ether; I intend my feelings as a devotional gift, a kind of mind-Prasad. Even though I have no idea how my ‘gift’ could be of any value, I offer it anyway…I know not to what or to whom.” ~Susan Piver
profound. just “offer it.” all of it. the sadness, the anger, the hurt, the confusion, the broken heart. the swirling chaos, and the shaking ground beneath your feet. who you are, where you are at, what you are feeling – offer it. all of it.