” The Past and the Future is a joke to me now. I see that they’re nothin’. I see they ain’t here. The only thing that’s here is you and me…..I love you. Not, not like they told you love is….[the story books are bull], love don’t make things nice, it ruins everything! It breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We, we aren’t here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect, stars are perfect. Not us! Not us!”
Ronny Cammareri, “Moonstruck“
Storybooks and fairytales have a way to paint a picture of life that always has a happy ending. The guy gets the girl, the conflict resolves and all is as it should be. But what we must remember is that life is full of suffering. That loving, and being truly vulnerable in your life doesn’t always look nice. Truly living wholeheartedly means breaking your heart sometimes, making a mess. The above quote is one of my all time favorite movie lines. We are not here to be perfect, for our lives to look flawless, to create what society’s idea of a beautiful life is. We are here to have our hearts broken a thousand times because we are meant to experience the oceans of emotions our life is full of. We are here to experience the wonder of being human; with all its hills and valleys, like the moon we continually cycle through a myriad of phases to become whole again.
Yoga helps lead us away from this idea of perfectionism, that somehow we are flawed because our practice is not perfect. We fall down, we sweat, we struggle but we get back up again, we return to our mats and gain strength, fortitude and hope. “We breath and something in us softens, makes space for the imperfections”. So let go of the storybook idea of how your life should look. Let go and enjoy the scenery of today. Be vulnerable, be open, allow grief, joy, success and failure, falling down and getting back up to all be part of the great tapestry that is your life. When you reach into the beauty of imperfection; the crooked tree, the moon’s craters, the clouded sky, tears in a loved one’s eyes, experience it fully, turning away from nothing that you find. The messes will be there, the heartaches will surface, the past and future are but memories and dreams, breathe it all in and find your joy in being present through it all for yourself and those around you.
Yoga this Week
Monday Evening 730pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Morning Therapeutic Yoga 11am
Thursday Evening 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please Reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Reiki Circle Tonight~~ 730-830pm – All are Welcome – Please reserve your spot
Please click on the link to see details on upcoming events – ShaktiPath Kirtan, Yoga Hike, Yoga Jam and Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture
Hope to see you all soon