My knee felt a bit better, and I'm still on the fence about whether to go see a doctor. My inclination is not to go. The doctor will tell me not to do any activities at all. He will offer nothing to help that I don't already know, except the option of surgery. Otherwise, its ice to reduce inflammation, heat to promote blood flow, rest and keeping it elevated. I don't need a doctor to tell me that, so I doubt I will go to see one unless I get the feeling that I really need to do something radical.
The day 220 meditation is quite beautiful and inspiring, but its too long to quote in its entirety. The main idea is that if you have your soul, then you already have everything you need. And if you don't, then you have nothing at all. Yoga puts you in touch with your soul. Thus, it gives you everything you need, and it allows you to shine as an example for others as well.
These are wonderful thoughts, and they give me an odd sense of hope. By all rights, I should be really frustrated, hobbling around as I am. Instead, I'm really looking forward to class tomorrow. Maybe I will outwardly be looking like a total beginner again, but I'll be doing my yoga. And I have faith that that will help.