Leave it to my yoga instructor to keep telling me what I need to hear.
Years ago in Al-Anon I heard “You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.” Like most of the slogans I learned when I stumbled into the program, it saved my life and my soul. And like many brilliant things I’ve heard and learnt, eventually I forgot it. Or at least I forgot it on a daily, active basis.
So it was a wonderful when my yoga instructor reminded me.
You’re perfect right where you are. I’m perfect right where I am. I know she was, again, talking about our yoga practices, but I know it applies to everything. Everything. In every part of my life I can remember, and know, that I’m perfect right where I am, and I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
This gives me freedom not to try so hard. This gives me space to relax and allow and let it all be and all be okay. This gives me even more of an ability to enjoy my day and wherever I am and whatever I’m doing. To let it – and me – be enough.
I’ve been feeling myself revving up recently and getting a bit more anxious. About what? Who knows and does it matter? I’ve been feeling myself pick up the trying and stressing and efforting again…and I want to remember that right where I am is perfect, and I’m perfect right where I am.
This gives me a chance to breathe. To slow down. To smell the roses (or the coffee, or the truffle salt – whatever I’m around and appreciating).
It gives me the reminder, the prerogative, to remember that you’re right where you’re supposed to be also. And you’re perfect just as you are. My kids are perfect just as they are – I don’t have to fix them or help them. My husband is perfect just as he is. The people I love, and the people who annoy me, are perfect just as they are. As much as I may want to, I don’t have to fix – or change – them.
You’re perfect right where you are. Enjoy that freedom.
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