Friday, June 3, 2011

Trust30 - Prompt #3: One Strong Belief

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

Writing prompt: The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?
(Author: Buster Benson)

My response:
I believe strongly that the key to health and happiness is awareness – and whatever one does to increase one’s awareness of self and the world around us will contribute greatly to health and happiness. Awareness means asking the right questions; staying open; waking up to the truth; making conscious choices; taking responsibility; and responding to change from a place a knowledge and power.  
This is why I practice yoga. Every time I get on the mat, I wake up.

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