I was cleaning when I stumbled on a book Nathan read about John Wooden, a famous basketball coach. I have read most of the book myself and thoroughly enjoyed the beginning. When I flipped through the pages my eyes focused on the bold letters Be True to Yourself. This is how I know my passion is YOGA. First thought hmmmmmm...AUTHENTICITY (am I living authentically?), my second thought was how does that apply on the mat - see yoga addict! We have a creed in our house. Be true to yourself and others and do the very best you can do.
Satya, often translated as truthfulness, is 1 of the 5 yamas in the yoga sutra. Truth is defined as sincerity in action, character and utterance; in fact.
This is a hard concept to tackle. As delusion, perception often mask as truth. The mind is a powerful entity with complex reasoning skills. In fact: am I living my fullest most authentic life? In what ways am I being true to myself and in what ways am I not?