As I sat with Fukinari-sensei, as I've sat with so many teachers in so many different lessons, I had such a feeling of happiness to be there and to be learning. I realized with her today, that even in the midst of confusion, I'm in a very safe place. That she is taking care of me and that I can rely on her, trust her, if I'm willing. Maybe that's what a lesson should be. A safe place in which to open confusion and novelty. A safe place in which to grow, in which to confront things that are unknown and unfamiliar.
I want to carry this safe space with me in all the times that I'm alone without a guide and need reassurance. I want to be able to share it. An endless supply of stickers.