“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.

meditation-acceptance 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”
~Tamika Schilbe

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.