often yoga teachings can seem at odds with wants and desires. i know, for me at least, i sort of felt like i wasn't fully embracing the yoga mindset until a resigned myself to a life of little possessions and quiet meditation. but, my teacher, amy, in yesterday's class enlightened us to the true yogic take on wants and desires.
she said that it's ok to want things - like a fulfilling job, money to support your family or even (in her case) red cowboy boots. but, she explained that it's also important to ask "why do i want the things i want?".
this take on it completely resounds with me. with this philosophy in mind, any earthly desire can be seen as a conduit for discovering something deeper and more meaningful about yourself. very cool.
now, that i know what i'm truly looking for, perhaps i can find it in other places as well. (like in a pomegranate martini....just kidding....)