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11 August 2013 @ 12:37 pm
Enough.  
This morning, we did yoga and climbing as is our wont. I am working on getting better at flexibility, improving my left leg strength, increasing the level at which I can climb.

I strive for the entire class to do just a bit more. Just a bit harder. So when we meditate in class, it can be hard for me to let go.

I kept having the various intruding thoughts that you tend to get during meditation - I should get coconut milk and cashew cream; maybe I can do my dairy elimination for another week to get more data. Maybe I can start running again soon. Perhaps I can carve out an hour to spend some time writing today.

Dismiss the thought, try to clear my mind, along comes another one. Here's another way that I can be better, work harder.

And, seemingly out of nowhere, I thought "No. This isn't what we're doing. Yoga is the practice of being enough. Right now, right here, you are enough."

Oh.

Reader, I almost started crying in yoga class. I spend a lot of time trying to be better and not a lot of time being enough. Feeling myself take up space. Occupying myself.

So just in case you feel the same, let me tell you: you are enough.

Right here, right now, you are enough.
 
 
 
Suzanne K. Mosessuzanne on August 11th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
I rambled on your G+ , so here I'll just offer *hugs*.
SarahMichigansarahmichigan on August 12th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks. And *hugs*
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on August 16th, 2013 06:18 am (UTC)
I like that. :)