“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
-JALAL AD-DIN RUMI, TRANSLATED BY COLEMAN BARKS
A NOTE FROM JURIAN
Truth has an unmistakable vibration. We can feel it when a gesture, an uttered sound, a yoga posture, a choice of words, is true. And even when that truth may come with heartbreak or fear or doubt, the commitment we make to Truth provides its own gift: a kind of joy. If we dedicate our practices to spending more time in that vibration—and making the sometimes difficult choices to stay faithful to it—we get to experience more joy. And let me be clear: By “joy” I don’t mean “happiness.” Happiness is a fleeting emotion, but joy lives in the soul. Me, I want that, the whole enchilada.