Before we began our yoga practice, the instructor encouraged us to set an intention for our practice.
Mine was clear.
I am playing more and more with letting myself just be – as I am, with no need to be better or try harder or fix anything.
To. Just. Be.
It is mind-boggling to me that this is possible. That I don’t have to evolve or try to be my best and kindest self.
It is also mind-boggling to me that left to my own devices, I quickly fall back into trying to be my best and kindest self. And I don’t even realize it generally, until it’s pointed out to me.
I hold many dualities. It’s part of what makes me, me.
So today I am holding that I can still live my best self and love most fully and compassionately…whilst also letting me just be me.
I am also being with and for me. Living with and for me.
Like many of us, I didn’t get enough when I was young. I wasn’t safe. It wasn’t safe. I wasn’t allowed to be.
I am letting that be as well.
I am caring for my younger self who needed more love. More care. More protection.
I am offering that to myself – more and more each day.
I am being (with) me.
How about you?
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