heartofariver: A yoga teacher once taught me “I am happy, because I am”. What do I mean by this? Well during a meditation we were chanting Om Shakti Om, when she then asked us to focus our breathing; on the inhale think ‘I am happy’, exhale ‘because I am’. I thought that was so beautiful and it has stuck with me since. It’s a way of saying, I don’t need a reason to be happy, I just am and accept I all of the beauty within it.