Dray Gardner: Embrace Struggle
Setbacks are a part of life: little misfortunes like traffic on the way to work, or big obstacles like the loss of a job or friend, or something you may have even taken for granted. However, it's in these moments that we must embrace the struggle, when we must love ourselves enough to struggle, and to acknowledge that this, too, is part of our story. Each stumbling block we encounter can humble and remind us that our journey is never over.
"Love yourself enough to struggle" has become a personal motto for this week's guest, Dray Gardner. After years of sports and motorcycling, Dray's back went out in 2005. Instead of exploratory surgery, Dray opted for a more wholistic approach and started a 30-day yoga challenge. Then, a seizure behind the wheel of a car in 2009 nearly paralyzed Dray for good. Instead of giving up, he returned to the yoga mat as a beginner and started his journey all over again.