Accept that you are one of a kind. There is no one else on the planet who can do what you can do. Life is a great adventure, and you have a leading role in it. You have been called to share your love, your energy, your presence, and your special gifts and talents with others. This call may come early in your life or when you are very old.

No matter how much time we are given, it is our duty and our mission to respond to what German mystic Meister Eckhart called a magic moment: “Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it."

Or as essayist Merle Shain once wrote: "We can be lights for each other and through each other's illumination we will see the way. Each of us is a seed, a silent promise, and it is always spring."

Why this musing on "you"? It is one of the 37 spiritual practices on our Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy. For some reason, we have not given this way of living and being enough emphasis and as a result, it seems to have been perceived as an outlier among the other spiritual practices
we herald.

Master of You aims to reinvigorate this capacity within us through the power and presence of the five elements of Ayurveda and innovative yoga techniques. "We have a unique opportunity to align our spaces, our homes, to the future we want to experience next," writes Cate Stillman, a wellness expert and global online teacher. With commendable vim and vigor, she shares ideas and practices on how to organize one's home (space), make the most of one's body rhythms (earth), clarify one's ambitions (fire), realign one's relationship with time (air), and recalibrate one's embodiment of integrity and flow in one's daily life (water).

In his book Discovering the True You with Ayurveda, Sebastian Pole states: "Ayurveda recommends integrating your 'being' into your ‘doing’ so that your life is your 'practice.' " Stillman’s resource does just that!