This morning I got up at 4:00 am, yeah, pretty darn early and decided to look into what will be my new website, but just couldn’t accomplish much. I moved onto checking my Facebook and my yoga teacher had just updated her status, so I got myself together and headed to class this morning. Although it was a pretty basic class, I am so out of shape that it totally kicked my butt…for real, I was hurting. The important thing is that I put myself through it, yoga just gives you such an incredible peace… At the end of the practice, she usually comes up with the most beautiful encouraging words, and well, today’s was acceptance. There I am laying on my back, sweaty and exhausted listening to her wise words that spoke to me in such an incredible way. She said something along the lines of: “Accept where you are right now, accept your practice, don’t judge or criticize yourself or others” So I’ve been thinking about that all morning, I accept myself for being the person that I am. And at the point of my life that I am at. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes confident, sometimes scared. I accept the person that God made me, and as much as I want to move forward to becoming a successful and balanced person, it takes time and practice to get there–just like yoga.
I’ve been doing a whole lot of thinking and this really came up at a good time, I’ve always wanted to be something I am not…and it’s about time for me to accept me. My birthday is on Saturday, I will be a quarter of century old, so I guess I am a grown up, right? Well, that’s my birthday gift: Acceptance ( along with some awesome clothes I picked up at the yoga studio Shanti)
Have a great weekend fine people!