A little over a year ago, I had the lucky fortune to attend Erich Schiffmann’s Freedom Yoga workshop at Yogaville in Virginia. He shared wisdom for practicing yoga and for life in all ways. Without giving it all away, or going into too much detail; for me, it all came down to this: love more.
It’s so simple, and so complex. If you want to feel better, Love more. If you want to be closer to your loved ones, Love more. If you want to feel at one with nature, Love more. If you want to have a happy life, Love more. There isn’t anything you can do or be or say in life that doesn’t benefit from this recipe.
Practice with the small and easiest of things: your pet, the sunshine, a delicious taste. Move on to more complicated things. Love the traffic jam, love waiting in line, try loving randomly while grocery shopping. Get so good at loving that you don’t even notice it’s a recipe anymore. Feel the expansion that happens when love is added to anything.
This Love more recipe is at the heart of my alopecia awareness practice. As far as I know, there is no cure for alopecia. Hair loss is just another matter of being human. It’s going to happen to some of us and some of us are going to have to deal with it in all our creative ways of doing so. So like I do with everything else, I add this recipe to my alopecia-life and see what happens. What happens to me is a kind of a cure. If I don’t like how I look without hair, Love more. I worry about how I am being seen? Love more. I love myself more, I love others more. If I don’t like what someone says to me? Add love and stir.
That’s IT for me, it’s the best advice I’ve ever been given and my personal alopecia cure is simple. Love more.