If you’ve ever taken a yoga class with me, I’ve probably shared this quote with you. More than once.
It’s so simple and straightforward, yet so hard to implement sometimes. It’s one of my favorites.
“We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens, happens.”
– T.K.V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga
It’s an open invitation to all of us to approach every single moment of our lives from our present states, without judgment. We move from wherever we start (and we get to choose if the direction of our movement is positive or negative). We don’t have to wake up each day focused on yesterday or anxious about tomorrow, because we can only begin from where we are and how we are in the current moment.
We are always beginning.