Since the essence of my work as a human and as a teacher is to cultivate the authentic self, I think it is appropriate here to wish you all a Happy Pride Month on this first day of June.
Many may roll their eyes and ask why exactly we even need an actual PRIDE month or a PRIDE day or even just a PRIDE parade?
Well, because LGBTQIA+ people are marvels …
* We disappoint our parents.
* We’re at battle with our government.
* We’re stigmatized by religions.
* We’re bullied in our childhoods.
* We’re erased in our classrooms.
* We have survived a plague.
And still, we rise. We come out and say, This Is Me.
That is the spirit of an extraordinary species of people.
And, yes, I can even link this with Ayurveda:
* Ayur means LIFE
* Veda means TRUTH
Ayurveda is an ancient system of health and healing that understands that living a truthful, authentic, life is essential for longevity and well-being.
LGBTQAI+ or not … Come out and break the chains of inauthenticity.
Because all closets are dark on the inside.