The photo below has been posted near my desk/writing area for at least five or so years. It’s from a road trip around Tasmania. I was 24 years old, had just quit a decent job, and was at the beginning of what would end up being a four-month backpacking trip around Australia, Thailand and Laos. I had no idea where I was going and what I would do with my life. All I knew was that I wanted to run to the end of land, climb up to the highest rock and launch my arms up into the sky.
The next picture is the background image on my laptop now that technology has replaced the need for me to literally hang pictures near my desk. It’s from last month, my yoga retreat to Guatemala. I like it because the inspiration is so different from the one above — I’m flipped upside down, rooted into the ground. If asked if I can do a handstand, I would say no. A friend held me in this pose, running out of the frame only an instant before another friend snapped the picture. But when I look at this image I believe I can do a handstand. I believe I can do anything.