My grandfather lived into his early 90’s. He was a lifelong learner with incredible curiosity and passion for life. After he passed we were going through the items in my grandparents apartment and we came across this piece of paper:
An asana, at least in the west, is typically defined as a body position, often within the practice of yoga. Based upon the location and placement with other papers, it was clear that this was a recent project. Not once had my grandfather spoken of a yoga practice, and yet, here is a man in his late 80’s or early 90’s taking the time to develop a practice.
I’ll never know if his intent was to improve physically, spiritually, or both, but I take from this piece of paper the lesson that we’re never too old to learn something new. We’re never too old to begin a new practice or skill. As long as we remain curious, passionate, and engaged, we continue to grow.
That’s why this piece of paper is my answer to Across the Bored’s question, “What is special for you?”