March 22, 2017

Even if you don’t see it Now, you will one Day. ~ Kino MacGregor

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It all has to mean something.

Life is so delicate, ephemeral, passing in one breath like the inflowing and outgoing tide. Here one moment, immersing us and flooding us, and gone the next, footprints washed away without a trace, only to begin the cycle one more time.

And I just think: It all has to mean something, even if we have to choose to believe.

Maybe the greatest test of our lives is being strong enough to tell a good story about every turning of the tides, every beautiful drop of water that touches our souls, and every bit of love that we give and receive.

It’s not futile, it means something. Even if you don’t see it now, you will one day.

It will all make sense. It’s not for nothing that you are here.

Every breath counts. Every single act in your life has richness and purpose. But without meaning, without truth, without love, well, it’s a downward spiral into senselessness, sensationalism, and show.

The most meaningful moments of life are not possible to capture in a post, they are private moments of rapture, of ecstasy, of peace, and of connection.

Think about this: in a world of oversharing the glory details of everything, you have the possibility to open your heart to a deep, spiritual truth.

The light of world can come into your heart and ignite the spark of spirit. The lamp of the soul can shine with heaven’s light. You can be filled with transcendent knowledge.

Lately, I’m questioning what I share and why on social media. I’ve considered deleting my Instagram account and withdrawing. But then I get a message from someone who has been impacted in a real way by something I’ve shared. And then I know. My life is on purpose, too.

My voice has meaning. I am exactly where I need to be, doing exactly what I need to be doing.

My path is not for everyone, but it’s my path and it’s been divinely created, and I am learning more and more to trust, celebrate, and love the plan, especially when I don’t understand all the twists and turns or ups and downs.

If I could sum it all up into one truth: God is love and His love conquers all.


Author: Kino MacGregor

Image: Kino Macgregor Instagram

Editor: Sara Kärpänen

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Rachel Sheffler Mar 23, 2017 2:52pm

Kino, I love your posts here on EJ. They've touched me, every single one I've read. This one is divinely timed, as I have JUST (yesterday) launched my own blog. Your comments about not taking down your media accounts because your words touched even ONE person gives me hope and validation for what I'm doing, too. "Live from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls." –Melody Beattie

Willa Darias Mar 22, 2017 10:12pm

Thank you for this beautiful reflection Kino. Please don't delete your account. It was precisely this week that I found you through Instagram, and because of it I went and watched several of your YouTube videos where you talk about "the yogi's life". This in turn inspired me to start practicing Ashtanga Yoga and I had my very first Mysore class today, about 3 hours ago! I had done yoga at home only, for two years with YouTube videos but it was finding you online that moved me to look for a teacher, specifically Ashtanga. Perhaps I will have the pleasure to meet you and study with you one day. Thanks again and I absolutely share your belief that it all has to mean something. I choose to believe that because to me, that feels most in harmony with the natural energy of the universe. Blessings and Namaste.

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Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of four books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars. Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels. You can find her teaching classes and workshops all over the world and on Kino Yoga Instagram with over one million followers and on Kino Yoga YouTube channel with over 100 million views. With more than 17 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practice into the Fifth Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Practice with Kino online at OmStars.