Before the pandemic, the idea of finding an honest and open online community was not something I was looking for (nor did I have time for). I checked in with my friends at happy hour, brunch, work, and through texts and phone calls. I felt like I didn't have enough time to add another community to my schedule and I didn't think I needed one.
But now that I've been checking in with my community weekly for over 2 years during our ming+ming meditation classes, I really feel the benefit of this one hour per week. Although I'm considered the "teacher" of the class, what I'm actually doing is holding space for our community to check-in and I also feel like a participant in the community.
We share when things are good but we usually share our stories when things are frustrating, annoying, and depressing. This check-in can be uncomfortable but every week we are met with love, understanding, and support in our ming+ming community. And ultimately, each of us keeps showing up, every week, checking-in and recognizing the ebb and flow of our progress moving forward.
Today, I can't imagine where I would be without my community. I started out teaching them but ultimately, they are the ones teaching me too.
Join us every Thursday at 8pm eastern for ming+ming meditation. I'd love to see you!