humble yourself. let go of the ego. find your compassion. LOVE yourself MORE — otherwise, right when you think you’re enlightened and you’ve learned all you need to know and you’re the ‘expert’ — this practice will always bring you back to the beginning. That’s for certain. This is the work.
I was discussing this with someone who was having a hard time in yoga class, because they couldn’t find their balance and was frustrated because usually everything they do is so “perfect” (their words not mine) and their practice was getting stronger. My response to them, “welcome to your practice!”
Right when we are feeling the practice is perfect (which it will never be) we’ll become faced with reality, particularly if your ego is standing in the way of it. We strive to be the best, the most sought out, the most liked & followed and the best one in a particular field — when it isn’t about any of that... but rather how present we can be with WHAT IS, how deeply can we love our purpose and how are you showing up when things are pretty AND not so pretty?
If you’re struggling in any area, notice where your life is asking you to get present, breathe through it, find that compassion, that love and patience for the self, otherwise... life will find a way to humble you, it will stop you in your tracts until you do - on the mat and off the mat. .
This is a metaphor for life itself.
We are all just beginners.