Say the word progress and the first thing that usually springs to mind is movement: moving forward, leaving something behind. But recently I’ve become much more interested in another type of progress, the kind that goes deeper, the kind that's about learning more.
Take yoga for instance. Instead of always reaching for new and increasingly difficult asanas, what about focusing on the ones I already know, and really getting to know them, spending time in them, and if not perfecting them, at least attempting to make them as beautiful as possible? Mmmm… the idea is very appealing, it almost exudes calm.
The same goes for books… so much of the literature that is produced today is designed to instantly gratify, but like junk food these books rarely hold any real substance. Just read it, chuck it aside and move on to the next. But I yearn for a book that makes me think, a book that challenges me. I long for a book I want to return to over and over, always finding something new, something I hadn’t noticed or understood before.
I guess I don’t want to just scratch the surface of life.
How do you want to progress?