Susan had a session with me at two in the afternoon. I was not feeling well after Destiny’s encounter. During lunch, my thoughts had been much more centered on love and kindness, and this reflection was hovering over me when Susan arrived. She’d been training with me for a couple of months.
I began chatting with her about these tender reflections. In the middle of our session, I said, “Susan, you know what I’ve begun to realize?”
“What?” she asked.
“That the foundation of health is love; how can we feel comfortable in our bodies if we are not in love with life? Does that make sense to you?”
She looked at me as if she was thinking about it. Then she said, “Valeria, can you please get the mat for my next buttocks’ workout?”
We continued with the session as if I’d never brought up the insignificance of a fit body without a loving heart and a happy mind.
*** Passage from the Fit for Joy book.