The frustrating thing about growth is, it comes on its own terms and in its own time.
It’s realized at nature’s pace and speed, not ours.
And so, growth is less intentional and more incidental. We don’t try to grow, per se. We simply accept ourselves as we are, and then we grow automatically.
A few years ago when my left wrist injury kept me from performing locust posture, my first instinct was to solve the physical problem immediately.
Let’s get into therapy and heal this weakness in three months. Then my life can get back to normal.
But that was just a form of fighting the problem. Waiting for miracles to happen according to my own personal timetable. Which actually weakened my chances of finding a solution.
Only when I accepted my body for what it was, not for what it might become, did my wrist magically start to feel better.
Funny how that works. When growth is no longer our goal, we have more of it.
And so, as you continue to evolve toward an ever more perfect whole, remember these mantras.
You may not always find what you want there, but you trust that this is where you need to be.
You may not progress at the speed that our anxiety would hope, but you believe the appropriate energy is available for the task that needs to be done.
You may not always accomplish things on you schedule, but you recognize that you’re growing and developing at the rate that’s right for you.
That way, wherever you finally arrive, you don’t regret what you had to go through to get here.
Remember, when expectations become demands, you’re in for a world of disappointment.
But when you lead with acceptance, there are no wrong turns.
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Aren’t you just a little worn out from believing you have to control everything?
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