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The Guest Blog: Are You a Worker Bee?

I am a worker bee. I know how to practice. I know how to listen to my teachers and try really hard. I know how to work.

I do not know how to relax. I have more patience with my hamstrings than with human beings.

I do not know how to pray ( like Mary Oliver, I do know how to pay attention) and yet I think I pray desperately all the time. It is often on my way to teach. “Oh, crap, please let me find something at least interesting to say. It doesn’t have to be poetry. Just don’t let me dry up and stand there calling asanas as if I were at a square dance.” Most of the time something from my recent practice has stuck and I am exploring it so I share. I am not even sure that is teaching. “Hey! I saw this great movie—I think you will enjoy it.” That is also sharing.