Is it ok for a “yogi” to lose their temper, talk some shit and act a complete fool?
It really isn’t. But. It isn’t any less "ok" than another’s prime display and reminder of the fact that we are all just a hot mess. Human. Stardust. Entropy.
Don’t worry- I’m not trying to convince you guys of anything. That was all for me. To remind me that when I fall away from my set intention it isn’t the end of the world, its an opportunity to learn from my mistakes, realign and try again.
I used to be such an asshole. Bricks through windows, fights, monthly broken phones and fits like you wouldn’t believe! Not like I can’t still act like an asshole- but I no longer identify with that persona as a whole. It occupies only a small fraction of who I am. I’m so proud of that. It has taken a lot of work to acknowledge and begin to overcome the root issues.
But oh maaaaan. It’s not an excuse, but I’m for sure PMS’ing and all it took were a few triggers this morning and I found myself being reprimanded for being mean and cursing in public… yep true story.
So should I cease my yoga practice? Give up on meditation all together? Give my mats away? I mean, you can’t be both mindful, spiritual and be a huge bitch right?
Uh. No. Wrong. Its times like these when I need self love, compassion and a little quiet time the most.
This applies to all of us, and nearly all struggles- addiction battles, breaking or building habits, fitness goals, relationships etc etc.
Life isn’t a win or lose game. Think of it as a practice. You're doing great 👍💚