Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.
Awe isn't always a comforting feeling -- sometimes it can be downright frightening -- but it's a powerful way to cut through the monotony and see things in a new light. We hope that the awe exercises on Greater Good in Action will be a useful starting point as you aspire to make your life more "awesome."
Though the survey might not reflect it, yogis know that a yoga practice is also about community and giving. If you want to do your part to keep the yoga boom going and help independent studios stay healthy, too, recruit someone new to yoga and head to a beginner, level one, or a basics class -- a move that can support someone in their own new endeavor, too.
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