Recently a student told me she appreciates that she can laugh in my classes. And another said that she liked that she gets to feel very "natural" with me. There are days when I struggle, still feeling like the new guy in town. In those moments I remind myself to show up, shut up, and SERVE so that I can hold the kind of space where yoga can become the vehicle for this laughter and naturalness. Some days it is so hard and I wish that was easier. Then I remember that evolution and change are never easy. On the other side of this struggle is the still point. The only way to get there is to go through the rough places – the trenches of doubt, ego, and attachment. I'd rather get there bloodied and beaten than not get there at all.