I spent the weekend at the Yoga Journal conference in NYC where I met a yogi named Seane Corn. This woman taught a killer two hour class that had every person in the room empty of tension and open to receive some quality wisdom. Seane’s message was simple: What is it that you have been called to do?
Whatever that is, she said, we need you to do it. As the world gets more technologically advanced with iWatches slapped on wrists, cell phones glued to hands and earphones blasting beats– we are more wired in to our devices, and at the same time, we are more anxious and disconnected from each other than ever.
It’s estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world. Yoga and meditation have been shown to reduce depression and anxiety.
Yoga’s aim is to unite ourselves with our spirit and our breath so that we may become more aware as we engage with the world.
As our world becomes more technologically advanced, Americans have also become more open and interested in mindfulness, yoga and meditation practices. It’s all happening in synch because it is helping move us toward balance, Seane says.
Now, more than ever we need ways to unite human beings. We need more paths toward understanding. We need to build bridges of connection. If yoga’s not your thing, that’s ok. You can find other ways to bring joy and connection into your life and into the lives of those around you.
If you have a desire to sing, to dance, to start a club, to join a team, to teach– do it. It doesn’t matter if you look around and you see 20 other people doing it better than you. There is something unique about your voice, your personality, your talent that someone else will relate to.
Your voice is needed.
As you continue to walk forward in your truth, you will become more confident. You will grow stronger. You will make an impact in someone’s life.
Let’s build a happier future together…while we still can.