Pinpointing a ‘moment’ – I define this as being so present in a moment that you can actually see the turning point take shape right before your eyes.
Last night was that moment.
I rushed over to barre n9ne after work to get to long & lean legs followed by fusion and watched the dark stormy clouds roll in. As I sat at the stop light at the corner near the studio, I saw the lights flash out. Uh oh- lights are out. This can’t be good.
I run into the studio. Pitch black. Everyone is chattering, wondering, hoping for the lights to re-appear. Tanya is walking around with a flashlight – probably wondering “Do I keep the class and try to do it in the dark? Will anyone stay?? Should I just cancel??” I could practically see those thoughts swirling around in her head. In my head? “please keep class!!!! I’ve been looking forward to this all day!”
After about fifteen minutes and still no electricity, Tanya asks if we’d be up for a dimly lit class (the studio has windows usually covered with blinds, she opened them and it let a bit of light into the room) with just her iPhone for music. Nearly every one of us eagerly clamored into the room. Ready to work. In the dark. No air conditioning (it was in the 90s yesterday).
Tanya starts the class, her iPhone playing her tracks for the class and I gotta give her major credit. She didn’t bat an eye, she just went for it. With a huge smile on her face, so proud that we all stuck around, in spite of it all. And we followed her, without hesitation. It was surreal. The up/down of the leg lifts, the quiet breathing you could hear now that their was no other noise to override that (like the white noise of AC for example). We were just there to work. And work we did.
About 20 minutes into the class, the lights turned back on and we cheered, but kept moving. It wouldn’t have mattered if the light stayed out the entire class, we weren’t stopping. And it was awesome.
Pinpointing a moment.
Where commitment means more than practicality.
Where dedication means working out in the dark with your favorite instructor leading the way.
Where change is slowly transforming your body, your mind, your will.
Pinpointing a moment.
Your turn – pinpoint a ‘moment’ for me. This one’s still leaving quite an impact on me today. Funny how a simple moment can have that effect.
<Quick edit: if you want Tanya’s take, check out her blog post here on how she felt going through last night’s “dimly lit” barren9ne class. 😉 >