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I See You.

Love. Capital L Love. What gives Love a depth of connection that goes beyond a sentiment; beyond the Hallmark cards and dramatic romance? Are there “characteristics” of Love that make it a fulfilling and unwavering prospect? And what about perspective? How do we interpret a partner’s love? Is it set against a backdrop of how we were raised, our past heartbreaks, our expectations? Do we need to acknowledge a true love for ourself before being capable of feeling and knowing love from another? I have even more questions to ponder, but I think they can all be answered by a 3- word statement. “I SEE YOU.” Seven letters that speak volumes in being Love. What greater honor can we pay someone, as humans, than to look at them with intent and desire to truly see them?

I only recently watched the movie Avatar, where their Na’vi greeting, Oei ngati kameie means “I see you.” To see one’s true being, is to be open to whatever they have inside, to see their Light. As in yoga, Namaste, and the S. African Zulu greeting, Sawbona, this profound statement carries Love and depth of vulnerability- I see you, and in seeing you, I am open to looking at myself. “I see you.” is also a statement of “I hear you.”, “I feel you.”- my heart and soul are open to connecting with you.

Being Love is choosing to see the light in someone else. Being seen is connection and depth and vulnerability. The deepest connection I have known has come from being seen. I remember the first time Ned said to me, ” I see you.”… It moved me past the emotion of love to the notion of Being Love. Immediately within his seeing me, I truly saw him- his light, his vulnerability, his openness, his depth. I saw him as Love. He is Love.

“I see you.” Three small words. The small things are the big things. Be Love.

-Jessica

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I’m Love. Why does Love matter so much?

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I am re-reading Viktor Frankl’s “A Man’s Search for Meaning”, a compelling book of suffering and resilience, a true experience in motivation to find the meaning of life, with Love at the core. Poignant pages detailed within the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz, Frankl was forced to explore his beliefs right down to their core. He states, 

“For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”

Love matters so much because it motivates, it protects, it connects, it aligns, it frees us from suffering. But using that language makes Love a thing- a lowercase love. The Love that really matters, the Love that transforms and has the capacity to shift political agendas, mend social catastrophes, repair broken homes- this Love is one of BEING- your very existence, rather than an emotion or a thing. It doesn’t take anything more than deciding that YOU ARE LOVE, to BE Love. No app needed, no special diet or pill, no routine or regimen, not even yoga or meditation. Just say, “I’m Love.” 

Viktor Frankl said “I’m Love.” Through his being, from his core, he was Love. He was a free man, even within the severe confines of a concentration camp. No matter where you are, who you are, or what circumstances you face, you can choose to BE Love.  

– Jessica

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I’m Bikes…Racing is Training for LIFE.

Throwing down with some I’m Bikes boys… Racing is training for Life….It is showing up. Digging deep. Being Vulnerable. Being Brave. Connecting to each moment with 100% presence and focus. Accessing flow by tapping into hours of training- training that takes discipline, tenacity, spirit, dedication, passion. If only we all showed up in life like we do in a race. Eager, willing, open, curious, intent, vulnerable, passionate. This is where the magic happens. It’s not about the race; not about the win- it’s about who you show up as; who you become by racing…

Be Passion. Be Love. Be training for life in all of your races. -Ned

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I’m Surf.

Capturing Ned in this moment…Sunset waves fueling passion…Exhilarating sets unleashing flow state…Fierce ocean delivering a gift of freedom.

Surfing is truly a physical-mental-emotional trip.

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I’m Yoga Teacher.

As a yoga teacher, I am constantly learning. I practice strength and pushing past limitations every day on the mat; and I practice an even deeper strength off the mat. I fall often, which is the nature of practice. Discipline helps me get back up and re-focus with intentional awareness- on my breath, on my being, on presence. When I am teaching, I am right where I’m supposed to be. I don’t need to get anywhere else; I don’t need to re-hash the past or rehearse the future. I am held in safety and grounded in stillness. I can observe. I can be. Stillness is not my nature. But I am learning that only in stillness can we see. Only when we are mindful can we manage our thoughts. Only when we choose to focus on our breath, does our fear fade. Only when we honor the tears that we carry, can we attend to the unfinished business of the heart. Practice….my invitation to presence through teaching. 🙏🏼❤️

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