Today it took everything I had not to cry standing in front of my class. We all were feeling it, and it felt like fraud not to say anything. It is easy to feel right now that there is no point in any of it. How dare we sit here in the safety of our little plastic rectangular spaces while people are dying at the hands of hate every day. But my students helped me to remember that the work that we do on the mat and in meditation are more important now than ever. Because it reflects how we show up in the world and in our relationships with others. We have to take care of one another. We have to protect one another. On or off the mat, may we continue to do that dark inner soulwork that makes us the most uncomfortable. And learn and integrate and use our privileges to do better.