As I begin my 50th year, this is the question on my mind and on a post-it note on my desk.
Thank you, Brandi Carlile, for asking it.
It's the only way I can think of to reconcile the disparity between how humbled and fortunate I feel for all I've been blessed with, juxtaposed against the amount of needless suffering and injustice in our troubled world that make me profoundly uncomfortable.
Holding this question and trying to live it everyday is my intention for this new year. To no longer waste time with petty differences and insecurities, and to do what I can to make my little corner of the world shine a little brighter.
My main ally in this endeavor is, of course, the teachings and practices of my path. Yoga, the practices AND the teachings: it's what allows me to tend to my body, to clear and calm my mind, and to restore my spirit again, and again, and again.
And, I know I'm in very good company.
If you, like me, know that yoga is what allows you to do your work, to bring what goodness you can into the world, then I have good news for you. There's a community of yogis from all over the world who come together, daily, within the virutal walls of The Skillful Yogi, to find inspiration, to replenish enthusiasm, and coninue on.
It would be an honour to welcome you to our collective of yoga teachers and continuing students dedicated to walking the talk.