Is This True?

While moving through the Ashtanga yoga series, it is difficult not to think about advancement. At some point, you’ll want to move forward. You’ve worked hard and are deserving. Your current postures are no longer meeting your needs. You want a challenge. You need the excitement of something new and different. You’re ready. You’ve been ready.

I challenge you to ask yourself this question… “Is this true?”

Don’t just give a cursory answer; go deep. Move beyond the stories you tell yourself. Move beyond the ego, beyond your pride. Find a moment of quiet and listen to your heart. That’s where the truth lies in waiting. 

Sometimes the truth is a bitter pill to swallow. Sometimes it’s bliss. Sometimes truth has become so buried with elaborate tales of glory that we have to ask ourselves the question time and time again before we come up with our honest answer… 

That’s ok. Just keep asking. Be brave enough to delve into the depths of self-inquiry. Be strong enough to allow a truth to crumble upon inquisition. Be whole enough to love yourself, no matter your answer. Learn to be happy exactly where you are, without the need for advancement. 

And know when to move forward.