How often do we get stuck in to do’s, should’s, can’ts? How relieving it is to accept that we are imperfect, that our minds ramble, that we are a work always in progress.
Check out my latest article on Elephant Journal – Break Free, Be Present, a realization achieved in complete exhaustion and complete nudity after a challenging hike. From the article:
The experience had been beautiful—vistas packed with awe, passing characters fascinating and kind—but I was ready to be done. My mind grew more and more impatient the closer I got to finishing.
I’ve always found this impatience counter intuitive—when we’re nearly done, shouldn’t we be excited? Deliriously joyous?
No, it’s in these final stretches that steps are suddenly leaden, impatience gives way to annoyance and frustration tunnels vision. For me, the urge to give up on myself is strongest just before accomplishment. My body screams, my mind is loud. I then notice both and curse my inability to remain zen.
Sound familiar? It certainly is for me. Whether you’re training to run an ultra, already have, finding the perseverance to finish your daily asanas, or just willing yourself through another packed week, sometimes accepting your impatience, frustration, and the passing nature of now is all we can do. And that’s enough 🙂
Keep making your way, Ladies.