When I was first trained to teach, I was told to take and remain in “the seat of the teacher”. I wasn’t 100% sure what that meant back then, other than always remaining professional, kind and following the Yamas and Niyamas. Looking back, I also thought I needed to mask my vulnerability and be some sort of example of something I am not. I am sensitive, vulnerable, sometimes moody and broken. But, yes strong too. Perfectly imperfect.
Today, I know where that seat is. It’s right there next to everyone, and sharing every other seat in the room.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
― Brené Brown