When we begin practicing yoga we question how long it will take before we master headstand or find enlightenment. However, once we expand our practice to read the Yoga Sutras we discover that there is no clear timeline. Sutra 1.14 says: When practice is done for a long time, without break, and with sincere devotion, then the practice becomes a firmly rooted, stable and solid foundation.

Do not be discouraged by the vagueness of this Sutra, but inspired by the simplicity of it. All we need is continous effort and to not give up in order to move along the path. As Winston Churchill said – “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

So no matter if you are working up to a handstand, writing a book, starting a new career, or a new home – it is continuous effort that will guide you along the correct path.


Live Light Practice:

Recall what your intention for 2012 was. Ask yourself if you feel you have been true to that intention. How can you keep in mind Sutra 1. 14 and what W. Churchill said to inspire your continued efforts of your 2012 intention?