Each of us has a “star” to follow. I believe that heeding this unique, special call opens up entire galaxies of promise and potential in life. There is no more surefire way for you to light this world a little brighter – for yourself and for those around you - than taking your own unique, individual journey in pursuit of your “star.” Just think - as you do, you could shine so brightly in your own quest that you might become the glimmer in the sky that inspires someone just beginning his or her own long walk through the desert toward meaning.
A yoga practice gives you the opportunity to witness your own growth. To observe the forward and backward nature of progress. To notice your innate ability to rebound and recover. The more you witness these qualities, the more you develop your “optimism muscle,” as it were. Practice and it won’t be long at all before you are one of those endearing, magnetic, hopeful and inspiring optimistic people you love to be around.
A yoga teacher I respect once criticized me for working too hard. While I still consider hard work to be one of my superpowers, years later I understand what she was trying to teach me. Shifting gears to work smarter rather than harder can make it possible to do what you're doing for the rest of your life.