Yoga Thought for the Day – “I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.” – Neil Gaiman, British novelist, b.1960
I’ve not read anything by Neil Gaiman, but when I came upon this quotation, I latched onto it, because I am a true believer in the power of kindness – in any circumstances, as much as possible, to all beings, including one’s self. We all have the capacity to be kind – it is a quality innate within us. But like any quality, it benefits from practice. So let this be a year in which we actively practice conscious, intentional, thoughtful kindness – both on and off our yoga mats.
Happy New Year! May compassion and kindness encircle the earth today and every day in 2014 for you and for all beings everywhere.