“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman
This quote really grabbed me and I feel compelled to share it widely. I was in a yoga class this past week and after an absolutely inspired asana practice, as we completed the class with savasana I felt the hum of aliveness coursing through my body as my body and mind rested deeply at the same time. I put one hand over my belly just below my naval and the other hand over my sternum and felt the aliveness in my whole being. Upon feeling this that is really something words can not capture, tears came to my eyes as I whispered in my mind, “Thank you!” I’m not sure if I was thanking the Divine, thanking myself, thanking all my fellow yogis, all of my teachers…. maybe all of these… but I felt flooded with palpable gratitude for this sense of ALIVENESS.
So, the quote above begs the question of every reader, “What makes YOU come alive?” and encourages us to go and do whatever it is because aliveness is contagious in a wonderful way. Let’s see if we can feel that hum of aliveness today….
Lynn Louise Wonders