One of Adriana’s most endearing and inspiring and magnetic qualities is her ability to laugh, at anything, at all times. It brings me joy just thinking about it. She can have fun anywhere (seriously, anywhere) and having her around is always going to amp up the fun level! Her laughter is contagious and I have seen it break so many people’s otherwise stern and hardened demeanors about themselves, I’ve seen someone be so serious about their inner struggles and her laughter totally breaking them of that hardness. And from there, I have seen those people open and become able to receive the support they need. Laughter combined with wisdom is pretty special. Adriana wrote this post about her experience with this, and we absolutely had to make it this week’s Love Letter. It’s such an important teaching, and this note is SO inspiring!! I feel like the importance of this message can not be stressed enough, and I am so so so excited that she has shared it with us! Love, Taryn & Awakened Feminine
Laugh at yourself! A note from Adriana….
How cool is it that we all get to experience and mirror each other’s beauty and the power of being a soul, and not have to take ourselves so seriously?! Something that David H Wagner has said is that we begin to be able to laugh at our ego’s antics on our path. I have always been drawn to funny people. I grew up in New Jersey with a totally insane but also very funny father. I almost married someone at a young age because he made me laugh CONSTANTLY. I even dated a comedian for a while. Laughter has always been great medicine for me, so it is no surprise that I found a teacher like David whose sense of humor is one of the ways that he gets you to be yourself and connect to the natural love that you already are. It is a true skill to be able to create a sense of ease within the context of what can be sometimes perceived as such a serious and rigid practice.
Up until now I have also taken my inner wounds and “stuff” very seriously. I have invested a lot of time towards healing them, but before that, I had also invested a lot of time committed to them. Unconsciously living from them, perceiving and identifying myself as them. I can see why it is taking some time to to unravel. I want to acknowledge how powerful it is to have the people that you know deeply support your freedom and unconditionally love you, also be able to laugh at your ego’s antics. I experience this with my friends, peers and students ALL the time.
Although it is still way easier for me to laugh at theirs, just knowing they are laughing at mine brings a little bit of space to something that might otherwise be infecting my being and leaking into my beautiful life. I love having a teacher and a community that makes jokes and does not take themselves too seriously. We have FUN! We experience SO MUCH JOY and LOVE with strong foundation of TRUTH and UNWAVERING support. The other part to it is that we also take our happiness, our freedom, and our ability to love and serve very seriously – and are committed to it. Without that foundation, in my experience, true transformation is hard to find.
So here is a THANKS and a LOVE BLAST to all of you! I love you and I am so blessed to know you are here laughing and loving FULL ON with me. This photo totally encapsulates the snuggly love and laughter that we all get to experience when we are deeply connected.