We’ll get back to our weekly dinner (protein is our last step!) later this week, but for today let’s talk about happy sunshiny things, mmkay?
This morning I taught yoga like I do every Wednesday morning, and I talked about letting things go that no longer serve us – physical ailments that we strive to alleviate through yoga, duh, but also non-physical things that add nothing to our lives.
You might have some things like that. Grudges, worries about things you can’t control, habits that don’t serve the best version of yourself. We all do, and the wisest among us are those who can figure out what theirs are and get them OUT of their lives. The silliest of us are those who think that they’re perfect and have no issues, but we won’t worry about them today.
Towards the end of the class we did that posture you see me doing up there, standing half bow. Instead of being all balance-y and pretty, though, I instructed everyone to kick back in their hand and tilt forward until they FELL.
They didn’t like it, not one bit.
Even on a yoga mat in a dark room, we still have this deep desire to not admit we have shit going on, to appear perfect, and to not allow ourselves to fall.
I got all preachy-like and hollered that I could see them cheating and trying to be pretty as they fell, and eventually most of the class completed the exercise. Fall, smile, get back up, move on.
It’s dumb, but how HARD is it for us to admit when we need help, when we’re wrong, when we’re broken, or just grumpy?
It shouldn’t be that hard, but it is. I believe SO fully that if we learned to actively let go of things that don’t serve us and fall sometimes, then we get back up lighter and a more complete version of ourselves. 90% of the time I totally suck at it, and about 10% of the time I manage to take my own advice and not be so worried about what the world thinks.
So maybe lean in, let go, and fall. Maybe get rid of things that don’t serve you physically or emotionally. Maybe contemplate it and make a change in 4 years, that’s just fine too.
Happy personal growth, y’all.