I was flat on my back in a dimly-lit room with my knees curled
into my chest.
Just another Tuesday night Candlelight Yoga class.
The instructor — one of those enviably strong & sculpted women that inspires you to return to the mat, week after week — was going through the usual newbie-yogi rigmarole.
“This is a mixed-level class . . . move with your breath . . . don’t strain to the point of pain . . . flag me if you need help . . .”
Then she paused for a long, languorous breath — and said something I hadn’t heard before.
“I’d like you to dedicate your practice today to someone you love.
Take a moment to choose them.”
We shifted into child’s pose. My mind kept circling, cradling, marveling at the delicious idea of ordinary, everyday, just-because DEDICATION.
Authors dedicate their books. Architects dedicate their monuments. Musicians dedicate their albums.
But why should dedications be reserved for Great Works of Art — why not today’s outfit?
Your next meal? Your tax returns? Your nightly bubble bath? Your business?
“This budgeting spreadsheet is for YOU, Suze Orman!”
“I dedicate this plate of buttered toast to Great Aunt Mimi!
May she rest in peace, with an endless abundance of apricot jam!”
“I slick back my ponytail in the name of Coco Chanel!”
“This digital product is hereby erected in honor of Edgar Allen Poe –
and Dave Eggers!”
When we dedicate the mundane & forgettable fragments of our lives to those we treasure & love, we anchor ourselves in the moment. The simplest task becomes . . . not grander, exactly. But perhaps — more decisive. More intentional. More energetically-charged.
With each small dedication, we trigger a ripple of pageantry & purpose.
Ring upon ring upon ring of devotion.
So as you dress & eat & write & decide & create & destroy & consume & craft & edit & drink & kiss & cry & stretch & plan & pray & launch & love . . . I’m asking you . . .
Where’s your DEDICATION?
And now, a brief word from our sponSOAR . . .
This post is dedicated to my dear friend & mentor Hiro Boga. I often find myself at a loss for words when trying to describe Hiro’s impact on my life & business. More often than not, I simply refer to her as
“my personal Yoda.”
Hiro’s online courses & virtual retreats verge upon legendary, in certain circles. But let me be clear: in Hiro’s world, you won’t find templates, tipsheets or The 7 Steps To Skippity-Doo-Dah. You will be challenged to actually attune to the soul of your business — approaching your business as a trusted friend & ally. Someone worth listening to. Someone worth treating with care. Someone worth loving.
This relational shift can change everything — what you choose to create & how you choose to create it. It’s electrifying. And so worth exploring.
Hiro’s signature program for evolutionary entrepreneurs — BECOME YOUR OWN BUSINESS ADVISER — is returning this April, for another 12-week cycle of spiritual, creative & financial transformation.