“We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming.” Bob Dylan
Every single day I have thoughts about what I can do to be a better person, such as:
- wake up earlier
- walk more
- listen to my children with patience every day
- take more time for me
- do more for my community
- eat only fresh organic food
- stop making so many lists
It is a looping message of “you can be a better person” and sometimes it is full of guilt and harsh criticism.
I see how yoga has helped me to become more aware of what is going on inside of me ~ heart, body and mind. It allows me to make better decisions about what I would like to let go of. I also note what I want to increase in my life, (such as the list above).
There is a fine line in this for me. I want to be a better person for my family, friends and myself and at the same time yoga really has helped me to feel that I am doing my best and perfect in this moment.
Do I feel this all the time? Not even close, but I do feel it when I am fitting time in for my yoga practice. It could be a short meditation, breath practice or a few yoga poses.
This week at a DevaTree School of Yoga training I heard the message;
“If there is one thing you can offer your students – it is acceptance of who they are in this body and this moment”
The best way for me to teach this, is to practice it myself and so for the month of April my focus will be ACCEPTANCE.
Do you have a focus for this month, week or year? If so I would love to hear about it.