Yoga, meditation and prayer could be great lights in our life but the values and benefits of these practices cannot be sustained if we don’t deliberately carry them with us outside the practice. It is like a fire that we build somewhere: at home, in the yoga studio or at the church or mosque. It is our own choice, though, to carry this light with us along the way or leave it there.

Instead of just doing the asana, watching our breath or connecting and praying to God only during these practices, what we are truly in need, is to bring the consciousness, the presence and the values we live and create during this time into our daily life. Thus every situation becomes a moment of truth how much we are committed to these practices and indeed living their values every day.