Yoga, I have always thought, saved me from the law.
I became a lawyer, in the narrative I have set up of my life, because I was blind to my heart. It was the path my mind led me down, the safe, manageable world of knowledge and surface communication and clear organizing principles.
Sure, I told myself I went to law school to change the world. Certainly not because my parents were begging me to do it. But I also fully acknowledged, at the ripe old age of 24, that I would end up going to law school eventually, so why not do it while I was young?