When we first
moved to our neighborhood, my wife and I enrolled in the volunteer work study
program at our yoga studio.
Not only to earn discounted yoga and free towels
and unlimited water refills, but also to belong on a deeper level. To increase
the amount of relatedness that exists in our world. And to build a wider and
deeper sense of emotional ownership in the yoga studio that we love so much.
That’s how social capital works. To belong is to act as an investor, owner and
creator of a particular place. To belong is the opposite of thinking that,
wherever you are, you would be better off somewhere else.
And so, every time we
return to the studio where we belong, whether we’re taking class, washing mats,
drying towels, sweeping floors, chatting with new students or asking teachers
questions, we are in community.
Every time we gather becomes a model of the
future we want to create.
Which is interesting, because the term yoga derives from the word union. Which is the whole goal of
belonging. It’s the longing to be in union with others.
And this community,
this place that we return to every day, is the container within which our
longing to be is fulfilled.
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