29 June, 2012

Who are you not to shine?

Today was Power Vinyasa with Cassandra.

Who am I not to shine? Right? Who am I?

Shine on, you crazy diamond!

Today, Cassandra repeated one of her oft used mantras about how special we are. Never before, and never again will there be another me.

Many days, this speech has caused this emotional swell, realizing the implications of it. It's designed to inspire. But today, for whatever reason, it hit me that this little tidbit evokes both the infinite as well as the absolutely finite of who we are.

Never will there be another me. Do I realize how special I am?

But we won't be here forever. We get a finite window to have our moments. It may be true that our being will reverberate infinitely in the lives of all those we touch. And that is a kind of awesome power. But the flip side is that we aren't here for all those cosmic echoes.

We are only here now.

This little window of time. This little slice of eternity that we share together. That is the immensity. It's not our own self-aggrandized immensity. It is the ironic immensity of the notion of how little time we've got.

Yoga, I believe, helps us appreciate and connect with these extremes. The coexistence of the finite and the infinite. And to make the most of the time we have.

Don't waste the time you've got.

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