Evolution is an intelligent plan. If we think of existence on Earth through a similarly wide telescope (a metaphorical one), we will see not only life as it is now, but life as it was before, and life as it will be in the future. It is not static. It is constantly changing. And this evolution is not separate from us. We are a participant in this evolution, and our existence, however brief, is necessary in forming what is to come.
In today's practice, let us focus on the exercise of "zooming out", to detach from the obsession of the self or the ego, and to look at ourselves as part of the whole, even if for today we refer to the whole simply as the yoga practice room. We practice evolving moving not just as an individual, but an individual moving amongst a unit, being aware that our mood, our actions, our decisions, ultimately affect those around us. Let our egos take a step back and allow conscious evolution to shine forth.