“Yoga prepares you for the humbling moment that comes when you realize just what is really needed in order to attain the results you want. Sometimes when you see just how hard you will have to work, in order to make your dreams come true, you begin to appreciate just how much those dreams mean to you. It takes courage and strength to develop the kind of spiritual patience that is willing to put in the work — no matter how long it takes. The small mind of the ego wants things to happen quickly with little to no work, but the true soul of the human spirit is happy to wait out an eternity for results.
Spiritual strength is a true humility that is the antithesis of entitlement. Spiritual strength teaches you both how to be happy, and how to work slowly and steadily towards your goal – no matter how long or how hard the path might be. True power is willing to work to get the results desired and knows how to enjoy every step of the journey. Strength is humble perseverance to stay the course against all odds and do whatever it takes to get the job done. It is a quietly heroic decision not to quit when things are difficult, to believe in the things you cannot immediately see and to be willing to do absolutely everything it takes to produce the desired outcome.
If you are not able to literally give whatever it takes for your posture, your dream or your journey, then somewhere along the way the voice of doubt will grow louder than the voice of belief and you will turn course. Yoga is the faith that steers your course in moments of disbelief and guides you towards the dawning of your true spiritual strength.”
— by Kino MacGregor, for MyYogaOnline (Sculpt Fusion series)