I've been thinking a lot about life scripts -- the stories about our lives we project ourselves into, sometimes unconsciously. You know them well. The usual offenders are those who tell us what kind of job we should have, what we should value, whether or not we should want kids, what we should do to have what we "need" materially and at what age. These scripts are usually riddled with "shoulds" and encourage us to toe the line -- to accept and conform to societal expectations.
I was caught between a few of these life scripts a few years ago following a pretty serious depression. I had been teaching yoga more or less happily for several years when I succumbed to pressure to be "more than just a yoga teacher." I needed "financial security" and a "real job." I had always bee...
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