8. “To Yoga, To Yogurt!”
I mean, obviously. Ah, to be in a time when yoga was considered counter-culture! Also yogurt and huevos rancheros?? If those are bad I never need to be good.
7. “My body’s talking to me. It says, ‘Time for danger.’”
Anyone who has tried Wheel Pose or Crow Pose waaaaaay before they are ready will understand. For all we love our Downward Dog’s, sometimes you just have got to have the thrill of some insane inversion.
6. “Measure in love.”
Well, and also in cups of coffee. Obviously. But after the coffee, and maybe after a little yoga, you can see the world has so many people and spaces full of different kinds of love. (It actually is… all around, thanks Hugh Grant.)
5. “Moo with me!”
Yogis pretend they are cows all the time. Can you imagine a class without cat pose, cow pose, cat pose, cow pose? It’s just what we do. In fact, there is more play-acting of animals in a yoga class than there is in a preschool class. Why not bow to the absurd?
4. “The opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creation.”
Seeking peace is paramount, of course – but once you are there, it gives you fertile ground to make new things and ideas. There’s nothing like making an empty slate, that means you get to fill it up.
3. “There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret, for life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.”
You could look at this as a selfish statement – one in which you don’t consider your impact on the world around you. But you don’t have to always have the whole wide world foremost on your mind. In fact, being in the moment with the people right there with you might be the best way to be ready to help that world.
2. “There is no future, there is no past, thank god this moment’s not the last.”
Again, we don’t need to completely disregard the future or past to be in this moment. In fact, we spend so much mental time in times other than now, we might just forget what it is like to just be here. It can be great to be in it and be grateful.
1.“How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own blood cells betray?”
Despite everything has happened since the 90s, this is as true today as it was then. How can we connect, indeed? You’ve got to find your own way, whether it’s your camera, your guitar, or whatever you can find – maybe even moving around in poses together with other people just seeking some peace.