This week I'm thinking about connecting... with others and with ourselves. One way to connect is by listening. When we are truly present with a friend, listening to them with attention, we make connection. We can bring that practice of listening to ourselves. Asking, what do we need in the present moment - on or off the mat - do we need to soften, do we need bring more focus and determination, or do we need to back off a little bit to protect ourselves? This listening develops our ability to trust that we can make the right decisions for ourselves, that we have an inner wisdom worth listening to.