I love this quote from Swami Satyananda Saraswati:
“The external world is a manifestation of your inner experience...when everything is hopeless outside that is your experience of yourself and if everything is beautiful outside that is also your experience of yourself.”
It inspires us to take full responsibility for the way in which our life is unfolding at this very moment. There are things we can change and there are things we can't change. It's our response to challenges and our openness to another way of being that matter. I spent many years blaming external circumstances for the way I was feeling and behaving. It wasn't until I took full responsibility for what was going on inside me that things started to change - in a big way.
Yoga is a process of cleansing, clearing and controlling the body and mind in order to impact the inner life which in turn impacts EVERYTHING!
Here's a little clip of me reflecting on these ideas.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below - what could you start taking responsibility for?