Tonight I was watching a documentary called “Enlighten Up!” It’s about a skeptic’s journey into the world of yoga. I am not a yoga person. I can’t stand on my head. I have issues with spandex clothing. The thought of being trapped in a hot room with a bunch of sweaty, stinky strangers in a room is pretty much my worst nightmare. I do, however, recognize a good piece of advice when I hear one.
A quote from the almost-end of the movie, when our protagonist has a sit down chat with an Indian guru.
“You could have come by cycle, you could have come by car, you could have come by elephant, you could have come by foot. To reach here, there are so many directions. That depends on where you are at present. You are the most important person under the sun. What is east? From where does east begin? You are the center point. From you, this is east. For me, east would be different. That point could be west to you. You are the most important person under the sun. It’s not important what you are doing. It’s important why you are doing. You can prepare food for just consuming. You can prepare food for somebody you love. You can prepare food for The Lord. The action will be the same, physically, but inside it will be different. If you are forced to do cooking for somebody you don’t like, you will do it, you will cook. But you won’t enjoy it. Everything depends on you, hangs on you. So you should feel the importance of yourself. You are the most important person.”