- Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 17:37
Welcome to February, the LOVE month. As the month progresses, we are going to explore what love means in many different ways, to many different people. Our first blog was written by long time volunteer, Laurene Mullen, on her experience of giving love in the simplest of ways.
There are 10 men facing me. Some are painfully youthful and cute; I can’t believe they have already gone so astray that they are in a residential rehabilitation center. Some are older, been through it all, done it all, seen it, and seen it again. They’re back again to try and clean up their lives and purge the toxic stuff that they have drunk, smoked, inhaled, and injected.
A few of these men have been couch potatoes, some have been gym rats, and they are all in yoga class right now. It’s halfway through class; we’re doing hamstring stretches. The men are lying on their backs with one leg up in the air. Me: “Straighten your leg gently, only go to the point where you feel a resistance and then relax into your stretch.” I look around, pretty good, except Joe is pulling on his leg so hard that he is grimacing. Joe is about 30, a buff guy with about a thousand tattoos.