going where we have to go

Life is as it is… The only thing we can control is our attitude.  We have the choice of life or death, love or fear, in each moment.  And we bear the responsibility for that choice in each moment.  Nowhere is this more apparent than when we embark on a regular yoga practice. We set out to better ourselves, only to find legions of reasons to break our commitment to health.  We say it is too difficult to make the hard choice today.  And yet the obstacles in our path are the path.  Every time we stretch beyond our resistance and our fear, we make a choice for life.  And ever time we choose life, we find that fear loses its grip on us.  We all know more than we think we do, and we are stronger than we believe ourselves to be.  We come to our mats, and to our lives, to learn by going where we have to go.


~Rolf Gates



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