Jan. 28, 2021 - I love thinking about the future. I like planning motorcycle trips, camping trips, trips to Montreal, yoga retreats. Since the Pandemic started, all that planning is out the window. Sound familiar?
So, this morning I searched on Google about how to plan for the future during COVID. I came across a great article - "Can Thinking About the Apocalypse Help Us Cope With COVID-19?" Funny title, but the general idea is that we are in a unique moment in our world. The road ahead is totally open. There has been no point in any of our lives where there was such a global "opportunity" for a new future. What a nice way to look at it!
So, instead of being all bummed about the future, it was saying we have this moment to make it totally fresh. We've all been doing that in some way...for instance, this video is here because I've been teaching yoga classes in the morning online during COVID. That wouldn't have happened if we didn't have this pandemic. It's a whole new path I wouldn't have done otherwise. Maybe you are doing the same...so, it's exciting!
From the Sutras of Patanjali, a foundational text of yoga, it starts be saying, "Now, we begin the practice of yoga." What better time to start anew with yoga, or anything, than during this in-between time we are living in.
Enjoy today's practice. :-)