Passion in Action
Yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn does this journaling exercise with students and in her Off the Mat, Into the World workshops. Try it, and ignite your fire for making positive change in the world.
1. Write down two to three words that someone who loves you would use to describe you. Choose the qualities you think others appreciate about you, whether it's that you're spunky, smart, playful, funny, or grounded.
2. Write the ways that you express those qualities in the world. Maybe it's through cooking, or teaching yoga, or knitting.
3. Write down your ideal vision of the world: Maybe it's "I envision a world that's free of violence" or "where everyone has organic food to eat" or "where people are open-minded."
4. Put it all together into a single statement. "I will use my intelligence, spunkiness, and humor, through cooking food for the people that I love, teaching, and making art, to create a world that is peaceful and free of violence and in which everyone has an open mind." Then, do it!
excerpt from Yoga Journal, Oct 09