We all have ambitions, but Bob Marley had the best, “Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.” I may never get to see mankind completely embrace each other, but the reality is, I could care less about my own personal success or good fortune, when compared to the gift of trying to open my eyes and give my heart to all. That is why I will keep hugging anyone that accepts it, and be kind to all, because love is the only thing you get to take with you from this journey to the next.
Go into the room. Get on the mat. Be still, be quiet. Don’t be a slave to your practice or your habits. Stumble, as you certainly will, regain your footing with grace and acceptance, be quiet. Listen to what whispers to you, be quiet. Only when you are silent often enough, long enough, will you receive the gifts you are so desperate for. Let each breath remove you from your ego. Let each breath take you away from your noise. Breath, be silent, be patient, and finally, be the one who fully knows what it is like to be you.