Listening to the radio today, I heard an author speaking of his recent book about will power. His premise is that will power is what is missing in most people’s attempts to make lasting change. As I listened to him I found myself thinking, “that’s what yoga practice is about”. Will power is the energy that sustains right action. And, like most things, it gets easier with practice. Every time we come to the mat we strengthen our will power “muscles”.
As I look ahead to the new year and think about my desires, I also think about how much power (energy) I’m willing to give to make those things happen. It is said in the Upanishads “As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
May your New Year be fueled by your desires. Careful what you wish for!