Growth is key…if you’re not growing, you’re stagnant. At different points, the call for growth may be stronger or more related to different aspects of one’s life. Whether it’s spiritual, physical or mental, the keys to growth are the same: self-examination, introspection and a commitment to growth. In yoga, we call this process svadhyaya or self-study. In psychology, it’s introspection or self-observation. Whatever tradition paradigm you choose, the result is the same. Growth.
“It’s as though something whispers in our ear, ‘I can’t continue this way.’ Those moments can panic us into reaching out for another false balm (a drink, a drug, a snack, a pat on the back, a chocolate), or they can light the sparks of revolution and be catalysts for us to break apart so that we may emerge, like a seed becoming a tree, in a wholly new form.”1