Let the Light In
Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
Remember this when you step onto your mat. Asana practice is not about the ideal form. Nor is it about mimicking what's on a cover of a magazine. Or, what droves of people think is beautiful on Instagram or Facebook.
It's about feeling, which is individual and each one of us owns it -- that is beautiful.
Falling out of pose, trying to get into the next one, holding onto the frustration and making-up for the last pose… let it go. Move onto the next "atha." The next now. As I stated in another blog post, those are the necessary "cracks" that let the light in. Every breathe is a now. Every pose is a now. You fall trying to get into Bakasana… you move on.
The cracks are necessary. The light truly illuminates once it penetrates complete darkness. So embrace the falling, the toppling over, or the times where you perceive the "perfect offering" is not attainable.
Smile. Laugh. And then go towards your next "now" and remember that cracks truly let the light in. Why be in darkness?
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