Embracing being over 1/2 way through our 200 hr, Yoga Teacher Training program and moving our students from the past, into the now.  Reminds me of some powerful inspiration gained from some recent readings.

“As we ascend Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, taking care of the basics like food/ shelter/ safety and moving up through love and self-esteem we reach a place where we literally have a NEED to fully express ourselves -to, in Maslow’s words ‘self-actualize’….  ‘IF you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.’ ”  -excerpt from Brian Johnson’s SOUL OXYGEN chapter of A Philosopher’s Notes on Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness   ….I love Brian’s work.