Anyone measure your worth based on your accomplishments? How much productivity you can jam into one day? How many times you've gotten on your mat in a week? How many books you've read? How few carbs you've eaten? How much you've increased your salary, friends on facebook, and on & on.... Notice what all these have in common- numbers and outer accolades.
I encourage you today to wrestle with the idea that you are good just the way you are. Divinely good. Born that way. No one can take it away from you and you cannot lose it. We silly humans simply forget.
My first yoga class ever was taught by a precious woman named Heather Foster. I loved her from the get-go and her message is what resonated deep within my soul in a place I must have forgotten existed. She said something along the lines of what I now say over and over... "The practice of yoga teaches that you are good just as you are. You don't have to change a thing." Whoa, that was a knock me over with a feather moment and I was 32 years old. That's over 3 decades on this earth and it was a new concept. I suppose after years of chasing perfection I didn't leave space to hear any other message than, really Dana, who do you think you are? At 32, my version of spirit/God/Goddess/a higher power was definitely not super chill... much more judgy and condemning. Now I realize it was my own internal noise suppressing my inner voice of divine goodness. That first yoga class forever changed me and it had zero to do with the shapes my body made that day. It was accepting a hopeful, positive message that led to my journey of healing and transformation.
Let us all remember that we are perfect masterpieces and simultaneously hot messes. We ALL are. That is the human condition. So if we can all agree to it, then perhaps, just maybe, we can stop the madness, the competition, the self-loathing, the judgment, the jealousy, the anger and fear of what we could potentially never be or measure up to. Remember, says yoga...The core of us is good. Each of us are beloved.
Take time for your precious self. Stop chasing your life. Pause. Breathe. Be. And allow yourself to be carried into life's mystery.
You are beloved!
"You are beloved, just as you are!"
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