A Little Story...
There once was a woman in India who was concerned because her son ate too much sugar. No matter how much she tried to explain to him that too much sugar was not good, he continued to satisfy his sweet tooth.

One day the woman decided to take her son to see his hero, Mahatma Gandhi. She approached the the leader respectfully and said “Sir, my son eats too much sugar and it is not good for his health. Can you please tell him to stop eating so much sugar?” Gandhi listened to the woman intently and then turned to the young boy and said, “go home and come back in two weeks”. 

The woman was confused by Gandhi’s words to her child. She wondered why he did not say anything about her concern. She took her child’s hand and took him home. 

Two weeks later the woman returned with her son as requested. When they arrived Gandhi signalled for them to come closer. He looked directly at the boy and said to him, “Boy you should stop eating sugar, it is not good for your health.” The boy agreed and said that he would listen to his mother and stop eating sugar. 

The boy’s mother turned to Gandhi and asked why he did not tell her son those words two weeks ago when she brought him the first time. Gandhi smiled and said, “Mother, two weeks ago I was eating sugar.
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Some of you may have heard variations of this story but ultimately the theme is the same. As teachers, leaders, parents or even fellow citizens we all bear a certain amount of responsibility to ensure that our actions model our words. Quite often this requires us to take a look at our own moral compass and what we hold to be important or true.  With all that is going on in our world it can be hard to know where to begin or even find the strength to do so, but we must. 

The past few weeks have been challenging, my words at times have failed me and I have felt like giving up and falling back into the numbness of it all, however if I want to share my love of yoga and mindfulness I must do it from a place of authenticity. A place where I allow my students to see me fully. 

If this resonates with you I invite you to join me in my summer book club as I explore and unpack my own biases, both conscious and unconscious. Let’s hold space for each other through humility, accountability and compassion. 

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It’s been awhile since I felt really excited to dive into a good book, which is why I decided to invite all of you to join me in my summer read.  How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. 

This is how it will work. Go out and pick up the book today! We, yes I will be reading along with you, will have six weeks to read the book. Then we will all get together via zoom July 26th, 2020 at 7:30 pm EST for some discussion.

In order to hold ourselves accountable with our intentions we must follow up with action.  To register visit soulfulyogini.com or click here. Once registered, you will receive an email with a suggested reading schedule to keep on task and some questions to spark discussion. 

Registration: $25.00 
Funds are accepted through etransfer at d.clarkeadams@gmail.com

50% of the proceeds will be donated to New Leaf Foundation.  

**If there is anyone who wishes to participate but is unable to pay the registration fee, please reach out to me. 🙏🏾❤️

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