It's official, my friends. 2020 is in the rearview mirror. As we head into the second full week of 2021, it is clear that the challenges last year brought did not evaporate on January 1. While we humans are primed to take dimensional leaps forward to create new systems that benefit all, we don't all yet agree on the path forward. Wherever we stand politically and personally, there are others that believe in and stand for values that are different than ours. Some may actually seem to oppose ours, creating a force to be encountered and, hopefully, overcome. It's basic physics. Science. We watched it happen in real time this week; opposing forces creating chaos.
But move forward we must. We are, always and eternally. And to paraphrase Einstein, the solution for how to move forward with compassion and power, into a brave new world of equality, will not arise at the same level of consciousness that created the old oppressive systems. To create a more evolved system, we have to evolve. How we do so, consciously and intentionally, is both simple and complex. Simple because we do it one breath, one decision, one action at a time. Complex because the effect of these decisions, day after day, year after year, can and does create an entirely new landscape, the brave new world we desire.
So here we are, week two of 2021, building a new world together. To be more deliberate in what we are building, I encourage cultivating the habits of self-awareness, reflection, and right action, all paths within the sophisticated wellness system that is yoga. While yoga is a lifestyle, the asana practice is one step on the yogic path. I hope you will join me for practice this week