I had a mystical experience surrounding televisions when I was a little kid. We had this strange thing happen in my family, (my Mom started it) where we would enter drawings to win TVs. We filled out our name on the paper, blew on all the sides, visualized ourselves wining, and dropped it in the box. My parents are natural mystical communicators with the universe. What happened is we won. We won every time we entered. And we kept entering and we kept winning. We won 5 TVs in one year. We broadened our entries and won mountain bikes, a Nintendo, and my brother won a giant can of Spam. The only item we actually didn’t use, as far as I know unless my parents snuck some spam in on me! Gross!
We decided we were going to win the drawings and we did. Manic manifesting? Positive thinking? Dancing with the universe? I pick the last one for sure. So with our winnings we had TVs in all the rooms of the house. If we won another TV we’d have to put it in the bathroom, so we decided to stop entering drawings. No one had a chance with our universal winning power luck streak.
As a result of this stroke of cosmic television luck, I watched my fair share of re-runs in the comfort of my own room as a kid, and I have to say I enjoyed myself quite a bit in my pre mature mini-dorm room. I always loved Cheers. I wanted to live inside the show, hang out with the characters, have them know everything about me, and just generally have the sense that people have your back and it doesn’t have to be all soft and flowery to care about someone.
Since Strala has been at 632 Broadway it has grown to feel a lot like Cheers. The cast of characters keeps growing and the plot always develops into some interesting direction. Our Strala tribe is global on line, and soon to be more in person with the growth of our teacher training programs and spreading Strala around to gyms and studios around the world. I have always wondered if it’s possible to keep the Cheers feeling as Strala expands, and it totally has, just with more stars in the show. And the people who practice at Strala are the Stars of the show. I just work the bar.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are having a safe, warm, and fun time with family and friends wherever you are. If you’re in NYC, we’ll be leading classes on the holiday and beyond so come on over to where everybody knows your name. And we’re always glad you came!
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Making your way in the world today takes everything you got
Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot
Wouldn’t you like to get away
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You want to be where you can see. . .the troubles are all the same
You want to be where everybody knows your name
You want to go where people know. . .people are all the same
You want to go where everybody knows your name