What do you think of when you think of the expression ‘defining moment’? A peak experience, or perhaps a monumental decision that might change the course of history?

A less common but equally justifiable view says that people are defined by many tiny moments occurring over time. In Nature writ large, this shows up as the drip-drip-drip of minerals in caverns where stalactites are created, or the inexorable motion of glaciers that eventually scours out vast lakes.

I think you know where I’m heading here. Ah, yes, the yoga mat, or, if you will, the meditation cushion. This is the place where we create those positive vibrational grooves in our body and mind each time we visit our mats or cushions.

Any time we take an action, speak words, form our thoughts, we more clearly define who we are. Our future selves are contained in the here and now. Meditation allows the space to see what we are creating.

I’m newly committed to a pranayama and meditation practice, after many years of dithering and dickering with myself. It’s about time.