Yoga doesn't care if you can do handstands, back bends and arm balances. Though through the practice you will find yourself tapping realms of possibility you many never dreamed accessible to you. Yoga wants to know who you are in your essence and if you dare to embody that in all aspects of your life and your living. Yoga, that place in you that yearns to connect, wants to know if you will dedicate all of your actions to be an affirmation of the unique, intrinsic qualities that lie stronger than muscles, deeper than bones. Yoga wants to know if you are willing to wake up to that unique and essential offering that speaks specifically to you and is your deepest responsibility to make of yourself, to yourself and to this world. Yoga wants to know if you are willing to seek and find and empower another way - a way stronger than muscles, a way more connected than your loneliness, more trusting than your doubts, more loving than your fears. Yoga; this longing of your body, mind, heart and soul: knows that it will not be easy. In fact, to live from the core of you will often be the, most ground shaking, heart breaking, raw and vulnerable way and it will take great strength. But yoga knows that it will be worth it.
Yoga knows that the aggression in the world today is a mirror reflection of the aggression we hold within. The ravaging anger of the earth and the terrifying slaughter of one another, is the same unconscious, ungrounded mutilation of self and spirit that we take part in everyday with how we speak to and treat ourselves and each other. Yoga knows that it is time for all of us spirit-seekers, mindfulness movers and path walkers to raise the level of consciousness up so high that it can not come down. So that we can see the state of the world for what it is, a monster of our own making with the potential to transform in any way we are willing to transform ourselves. Yoga longs to make amends with the destructive nature with which we approach our selves and our lives, so that we may remember to be gentle and uncover our capacity to be kind and in so doing, begin to resolve the wounds of the world.
Yoga wants to know, will you dedicate yourself now, to learn what vitality thrives in your essence? Will you dig in and do the work that needs to be done to live from the core of you and make an empowered conscious affirmation of your life?
Yoga asks if not you, then who? If not now, then when?