I was having a conversation with one of my Nia students this week, about the activities we’d done in our pasts – reminiscing about the athletes we were in our younger days.

Then I said, “I thought I was done”. I thought I would never become an athlete again.

Well, I was wrong – I wasn’t done. What began as a way to ‘stay in shape’ has instead shaped me, changed me, cell by cell.

I found a path I love through Nia, motivated myself to keep going by taking teacher training and licensing. Through Nia I am a ‘Sacred Athlete’. Becoming a Sacred Athlete is a choice which leads to discovering your purpose and exploring your potential. I encourage you to find your path – or find a new path – or stay on your path.

In this poem by Rumi he says, ‘we made the body’. Yes, you made your body, but you can change the way you are right now, cell by cell. You only have to decide to do it.

When Grapes Turn to Wine
Rumi

When grapes turn
to wine, they long for our ability to change.

When stars wheel
around the North Pole,
they are longing for our growing consciousness.

Wine got drunk with us,
not the other way.
The body developed out of us, not we from it.

We are bees,
and our body is a honeycomb.
We made
the body, cell by cell we made it.

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Translated by Robert Bly

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