“Stay courageous. To have your courage stripped away by others is something you cannot afford to let happen. Money and property can be taken away by others, but your strength of spirit and human goodness is yours alone to keep or give away.” –Max Strom
A Life Worth Breathing is by far one of the most inspirational books I’ve picked up in a long while. If you aren’t familiar with Max Strom, I am fond of describing his presence as being like that of a gentle giant. An internationally known yoga teacher, Max is big in stature (well over 6 feet) and huge in heart.
I’ve been reading his new book (his first book finally!) slowly for about a month now. The way it is written almost feels like being in class with him as I can hear his solid yet soft-spoken voice through the pages. Much of it is extremely heartfelt, thought-provoking and experiential. I continue to pick it up almost daily vs. letting it collect dust with the gazillion other yoga books sitting by my bedside. For me, that says a lot!
Even if you don’t practice yoga, A Life Worth Breathing has a wealth of material that can alter one’s outlook on life and more importantly one’s self. The power of intention, forgiveness and breathing are all things that can inspire and shift the lives of both yogis and non-yogis.