What the Golden Mind is not, is the idea or suggestion that you can or should be happy all of the time. Instead, it is the awareness, trust, and inner-knowing that within you is the ability to find calm amidst the storm. It is the knowingness of how to move forward. It is the ability to feel it all. Compassionately. It takes practice. It doesn’t happen overnight. But it is possible. Each one of you has this inherent light. (Or what Glennon Doyle refers to as warm, liquid gold.)
Yoga has countless physical benefits, and at its core is a practice of awareness. It gives you the opportunity to identify how you show up in times of stress and discomfort and also practice how to better respond (to these stressors) from a place of peace in a way that is life-enhancing instead of life-detracting. That is why it is called a ‘practice.’ It is a practice to live your best life.
With more practice, you create a new normal. Your life changes. You see things differently. Colors are brighter. You no longer react, but respond from a place of empowerment. You have unshakable confidence and knowingness built on self-trust. You feel a greater sense of inner peace because you tap into your ever present inner light. This is what I refer to as the Golden Mind. It is present within everyone. With the right tools and support, you gain the ability to access your Golden Mind, access your inner peace, your inner light … anytime, anywhere. And with that comes freedom and the ability to create a life rooted in peace and of service to others.