"We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity." In other words, rather than the homogeneity that many instinctively seek, diversity is the norm. Imagine if we could look around our world and see the potential in relationships with those who look different than we do, who behave differently than we do, who make different choices than we do. Imagine if we could look beyond any perceived threats to the potential gifts of reaching out to others.
The perfect moments that pepper our lives are not something we earn or deserve. They are gifts. They are hope. They are inspiration. Because of the sometimes long stretches between such moments they are surprises, but not wholly unexpected. Each perfect moment that we're lucky enough to have serves as a promise (guarantee, actually) that another will happen one day.
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.