I was reminded this weekend about the importance of having a ‘tribe’. A ‘tribe’ for me is like minded individuals that share a common outlook on life, are passionate about similar things and about fulling you with joy, energy and support.
I never really felt that I fitted in at school, it was a little better at college whilst studying – partly because I was party animal and this I what students did back then. I did forge great friendships, of which some more active than others currently. During my working years I distanced myself from true relationships in order to excel in my career, which I did very successfully.
It was only when I started my journey with nia in 2007 (thank you Sally) did I truly start resonate with this term tribe. My nia tribe, both locally in Cape Town, and internationally offer me the following:
- A reminder that I am responsible for my self and my life is about me and my choices
- There is no benefit of judging self or others
- Be authentic
- Connect to Joy
- Surrender to the moment
- Expansive depth, love and appreciation for this vehicle I am in called a body
- When in doubt – dance
Whether it is my community that I have built in my studio space that is see twice a week, fellow teachers I have journeyed with through intensive trainings, trainers who have offered diversity in practice or the international “friends” on facebook that I have never met personally – they are all my tribe. I can feel myself leaning into this global yet local village when I need to be supported.
Who is in your tribe?
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