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Who inspires me

Like always?

7th July 2008 Sweet Briar, Virginia

This morning I went to the lake at 7am, as I do every morning, to begin the day in a fresh way.

Everything seemed to be the same. Like it always is. We were the same people as always, willing to jump into the water as always. However just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, it didn't happen as it always does. Elisabeth Walker surprised me and shook my habitual thinking by saying: Today I am going to dive in!

I could not or did not want to understand her properly. I thought that she would enter the lake by the ladder and that once in she would dive into the water like always.

But no, I was wrong. Suddenly, while I was putting on my goggles and my cap, I saw that Elisabeth went to the edge of the dock like always, and after a moment of silence (or inhibition) jumped into the air and entered the lake by diving in head first, like she had already informed us.

The lesson of this 93 years old lady, teacher of Alexander Technique since 1938, has been a master class: every single day can be different, you only have to stop before you do what you do always the same way, and then you become free again, and you are able to choose, TO CHOOSE TO BE ALIVE IN EVERY UNIQUE MOMENT OF THIS PATH.

AND LIFE CONTINUES, AND TODAY IS A UNIQUE MOMENT.

 

Belén Cobos | Centro Koan c/ Natalio Rivas 7 | 18001 Granada - Tel. 693 014 223 | belen@tecnicaalexander.es

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