in light of my recent injury and disappointing news at work, it’s become very clear to me that 2013 will be the year of imperfection. not that i’m implying my life was perfect before, it’s just that i am coming to terms with truly accepting the challenges that life brings.
this morning, i received a newsletter update from the yoga hive, a great studio nearby and the opening note really struck a chord: …”I went for an easy 3.5 mile run in Frick park which was a huge accomplishment for me. At one time, even recently, I had knee and SI pain that made running uncomfortable and sometimes painful. But like yogic and meditation traditions teach, impermanence (anicca), is a mark of life. Where pain, hurt, sorrow, happiness, joy, romantic love or frustration are in one moment is not always the same in the next moment, next day, week, year or decade. Each time we settle our bodies onto the yoga mat, we begin to observe this impermanence…”
sit down with a cuppa (my matcha with almond milk)
i know that some of you reading out there are also going through a difficult point in your life and hope this resonates within. i used to become afraid of uncertainty and lack of control that a situation brought to the table. i felt the need to be poised at all times, prepared and ready to assert. in recent years, the untangling of these thoughts and willingness to simply be have brought immeasurable peace and a huge loss of anxiety. i’m not immune to these feelings and have referenced them at a few different points in the past, however my reaction to these triggers is different today.
forgive yourself for not always saying the right thing, or being prepared. our lives are not linear. there is nothing more sterile or unexciting than thinking of our journey as fixed points on a data graph! don’t be afraid to be uniquely and unapologetically yourself! be the friend, daughter/son, or spouse that you dream of being and things will start to happily fall into place! x