I started out 2013 with high hopes, and I have yet to be disappointed. Back in February 2013, my best friend and I flew out to Thailand to climb rocks. Suffice it to say, it was one of my most memorable events I have experienced – everything from the mountains to the beaches; and more importantly I was able to finally escape my normal routines and spend quality time doing what I love with people I care about.
Perhaps that was one of my turning points this year. Why couldn’t I break away from the status quo and spend quality time doing what I love with people I care about once I returned to the states? The only thing that had stopped me in the past was myself! Henceforth, with a little yogic introspection and a couple changes here and there, I find myself happier than I have been in quite some time.
Sometimes all you need is a change in perspective. Your own happiness is one that you set forth on your own, not by other people. There’s this duality we’ve created in our minds: yes/no, have/have not, can/cannot. And through a yoga practice can we eventually unify those ideas, so that an awareness is brought to light, instead of simply resigning yourself to a binary path.
When was the last time you encountered something that was “black and white” or maybe gray…? Perhaps another option exists…