I have come to understand that part of my role is to serve as a bridge between various worlds. Between one world of those who seek out spiritual nourishment, through yoga, meditation, etc, and between another of those who feel as if these practices are not "for them." Because they are too busy and have other priorities, or because they have always viewed spirituality as inaccessible to them for whatever reason. We are missing a connection between these two worlds. We need to translate the language of those in one world to the language of those in the other. But what might resonate with those in the world most of us live in day to day? Maybe we don't call yoga yoga, but just "stretching." And maybe we call meditation just "silence." Maybe it is just as simple as asking people who have never quieted their thinking mind what might it take for them to try it.
Many of us, especially in the capitalist United States, know deep down that we are meant to do something more than our jobs that cause us stress and frustration; we know that we are more than our daily routines. But many of us do not know how to break out of these patterns in our lives. Our brains become wired to these patterns and bring us back every time to what is familiar, like a cruel joke. It takes a jolt, maybe, and an opening (even a small one) to a new way of being, to achieve what our soul really longs for us to become.