Reposting from January of this year. Still the same feeling.
Yesterday I bought my first Yoga Mat. CheeHoo!
I am Super stoked for all the sweat and growth ahead of me!!
(More then I could have imagined)
However, I am a total neat-freak and a perfectionist (working on that daily).
I am an Educator at our local lululemon store so I bought my mat at the end of my shift and then....
I noticed.... 😳 a crease in the surface (queue the dun, dun, dun music).
Enter “Perfectionist Me”; this can’t be.
This mat is brand new.
It can’t be “damaged”! Ugh!!
That was last night.
The next morning I woke up, got coffee and began writing.
I thought of my mat and my reaction.
What it said about me and where I Am “Now”.
In my last yoga class (HPF) I was “corrected” and received “feedback”. I am a beginner. My yoga journey has just begun. I know from my friends who are long time Yoga practitioners that they never “master” it; it is never perfect or “done”.
They grow and evolve daily; always.
So how appropriate (for me) that the imperfection on my “new” yoga mat is right there, next to my right hand (see it? Haha), always in my field of vision to remind me that;
“I wasn’t perfect when I got here and perfection is not what I am striving for. Growth is”.
And the more worn and “imperfect” my mat is the more growth I will have achieved along my journey.
My first lesson came from my mat.
So it begins and
So it continues....
I look forward to many hours spent “growing”. 🙏🏽
Fast forward to September; the mat is still creased and my yoga will never be perfect.
And I live that I know that. 🙏🏽
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