Things to Inspire and Ignite

We are in the midst of tremendous movements. It is a very exciting time. I feel grateful to get to live in it and hopefully inspire change and help move us forward. As yogis, I believe it is part of our mission to assume our responsibility as well as to challenge our own growth when faced with human rights issues, gender inequality, social inequality, racial privilege and the challenges our earth faces. Here is material I have found life altering; things that have helped me examine where I am and how to be more articulate about what matters. By leaving them here, I hope they might catalyze or move something deep inside of you.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

~Teddy Roosevelt