A couple of days ago, a dear friend was kind enough to forward over the attached article written by Simon Jacobson who runs meaningfullife.com, on the theme of big scale politics to small scale heart.
This is something I’ve been thinking about lately, more in terms of answering the question “Does my yoga practice matter?” Jacobson would argue that it does, and not just on a small scale individual level. Jacobson imagines that the universe was built specially for us. And that every person holds a micro version of the macro universe within them.
I imagine the universe like a shared excel spread sheet, where everyone has their own password. Changes in our personal life–“butterfly changes”–are felt in this universal spreadsheet.
Thinking this way, our good intentions, thoughts and actions in life really do matter. We have an indirect affect on people by redesigning the universe that we all share. Our yoga practice matters, our LIFE practice matters.