"Who you are is so much more than what you do. The essence, shining through the heart, soul and center, the bare and bold truth of you does not lie in your to-do list. You are not just at the surface of your skin...not just boundless energy or bone wearying fatigue. Delve deeper. You are divinity; the vast and open sky of spirit....the ember at your core, the passion and the presence, the timeless, deathless essence of you that reaches out and touches [another]. Who you are transcends fear and turns suffering into liberation. Who you are is love."
If you're in class, I have likely edited this piece for religious language since that doesn't fit for some, for example "Life" or "Lifeforce" instead of "divinity" or "Spirit". When reading, I also often change "you" to "we", in the sense we're all in this human experience together.
The intention to actually experience that in us which is essential and deeper than the surface "doings" is the key yogic teaching. The question is not just how we are with ourselves on our mats, but how we move back out in to the world with the resonance of a loving practice flavouring our interactions with ourselves and the world.
Wednesday and Sunday class homework is attending to the felt sense of the centre chest - what we might call the heart space - can you soften/widen/open this space in all directions? Practice breathing into this space and then out to every nook and cranny of the body/mind