We’ve all heard the expression “it takes a community to” …. bring up children, work on a cause, build a church, so on and so on – you can easily fill in the blank.
But I am going to take a bit of a different twist on this thinking. I think it takes a community to stretch our boundaries. This thought came to me last week while in yoga practice.
I’ve been going to yoga for about 4 years. I think I am doing a pretty good job at some of the poses and having trouble with others. We were working on hip openers, a pose that helps with hip flexibility. This was one of the poses that I thought I did quite well – wrong. The teacher took my leg and stretched my hip open at least 5 more inches. Who knew that I could push that deep? And that’s when it struck me. Sometimes we can go it alone on activities we are involved in but other times, it takes being with a group to be challenged, to stretch to the outer limit of our abilities.
Why not become part of a community that will help stretch your boundaries?