Recently I had the honor of teaching a private yoga class for a group of adults who have developmental disabilities. This group was anxious to share and eager to learn. They were, not surprisingly, also gifted teachers. We worked on some breathing techniques, and explored some asanas or yoga postures together. We talked about yoga being a way that we can be, rather than something we simply "do". We talked about how hard it is to get our busy minds to quiet for the deep relaxation of savasana. At the end of our time together, I brought my hands to heart center, and told the class that there is a word we say at the end of our practice. One woman hollered out "Namaste!". "But I'm not sure what that means", she giggled. Thinking for a moment, I stumbled to find an explanation that would make sense. "It means that all the very best parts of me, see all the very best parts of you.". The woman thought a moment, and nodded. Another classmate spoke up. "It's kind of like thinking with our hearts". She exclaimed. I've heard many sage explantaions of the meaning of Namaste. There have been more words and elaborate presentation. I personally have never experienced a more simple, beautfiul way to look at a phrase that many of us use daily. To think with our hearts implys that we not only see the divine in someone but that we do something about it. It takes the noticing into action. When we think with our hearts, we strive to find the best in others, even if it isn't evident on the surface. We connect on a whole different level, becoming willing to share our vulnerability and to lift the heart of another. We find beauty all around us, and we search out what feels cozy, comfortable, and Godlike in ourselves and others. Today, may all the very best parts of you you find the very best parts in everyone you meet. May you think with your heart. Namaste.