Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Breaths

     When does the desire for self improvement cross over into self bullying? When will we deem ourselves "good enough"? A continual striving to be a better version of ourselves is kinda like telling God that His masterpiece (you) is alright but you could do better. This is not a call to ignore our faults or to give in to our darkness....this is just a call for today to "just be".

     Just for one day can we accept the make and model that God gave us? Just for one day can we rest in the fact that we are wonderfully uniquely knit together? Just for one day can we breath in and out Gods love. Nothing more nothing less....Just breath and just be.
This is also not a call to sit still and do nothing. The stillness of self acceptance can and should come in the midst of our daily tasks. Dare I say the self acceptance of who we are now can come in the midst of refining who we are? It is a fine line only clearly negotiated with prayer, meditation, contemplation, stillness...
If we only meditate on the mat then we are severely limited in our capacity for awareness, self and otherwise.

     So on the highway, in the grocery store, at work and play today JUST BE. Be with your breath, be with yourself as you are not as you wish you were. Be in this moment because it is all we really have, so let's not waste it wishing we were something we're not. Rather today let's just be with our beautiful perfect flawed selves with an attitude of self acceptance and love....Nothing more nothing less...

     A challenge to you and to me today: at least three times during the day just stop what we're doing and take three deep slow breaths. Baby stepping our way to greatness...


  1. So, class with you today was awesome.

    1. I feel so privledged and happy to share yoga in all contexts but in the Romans 12:1
      context awesome is about all I can say as well :)
      We serve an awesome God!!! Thank you for sharing your mat time with me!