What is Success to You?

The wisdom of yoga teaches you to relax your attachment to your achievements and let go of the notion of your own preciousness just long enough to be generous to your fellow human beings. Only then will you have more than you ever imagined possible.

Long term yoga practitioners learn that if you want to be a truly great person, you have to master not just the attainment of material success and accomplishment, but the enlightened perspective to remain non-attached and peaceful when it is time to let it all go. The truth is that despite our property laws, trademarking, copyrighting and ownership deeds we do not actually own or control anything. In a sense we have it all on vibrational loan from the energetic world, and it could all be gone tomorrow.

Instead of ownership, perhaps stewardship is a more enlightened way to navigate through life. Success is a not a possession that we can attain. Instead it is an experience that we receive, and like all experiences, it passes. If we try to hold onto it, we lose it. If we grasp at it with severe yearning and painful attachment we will never get it. Every experience comes into our life to enrich us, and then it leaves. Sometimes we love what we have so much so that we never want it to change. Sometimes we hate what we have so much so that all we want is for it to change.

Yoga helps us learn that the reality of life is that everything changes sooner or later. Nothing in the material world lasts forever so the only lasting peace comes from aligning your sense of self with the eternal nature of your being within. The residual feeling of every experience is an echo of love etched into our soul’s memory.

This window into eternity is our only real, lasting legacy.

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