It’s one of the standard questions many of us are posed during childhood:
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
My parents love to remind me that my answer to that question was anything but standard.
“A piglet!” said my 6 year old self proudly. I guess no one explained the rules.
At the time, my priorities were actually pretty cohesive with the lifestyle of a piglet. Firstly, they are pink (the best color of all, of course). Beyond that, they seemed to get quite a lot of affection from people. Plus, they were never short on snacks. I really thought I’d found my purpose.
To the delight of my family, my aspirations have shifted. A little over two decades later, I’ve put a bit more depth behind my pursuit of purpose. The study and practice of yoga has become my greatest passion. I feel a deep connection to the physical asanas and a pure fascination with the rich historic and philosophical roots. When I’m on my mat I genuinely feel as though I’m doing what my soul was brought here to do - my dharma.