Okay, so this post has absolutely nothing to do with being a locavore, except maybe that I played on a local golf course, but that's a stretch since all golf courses are local.
I realized a few days ago that the reason I love yoga and being in yoga class is because practicing yoga is the only time I completely accept myself exactly as I am. That is one of the principles of yoga: accepting where you are and observing, not judging. I'm really good at this in class. I realized last week that that is part of the reason why I'm so relaxed when I come out of class (that, and the backbends and head balances). It shocked me to realize that I never accept myself as I am at any other point of the day in my entire life, at least not completely. Now, don't get me wrong, I think it is good and necessary to always strive to better yourself everyday, but part of that process is accepting where you are now. So, I'm been trying to generalize what I've learned through yoga into my everyday life. I think Heavenly Father is probably pretty happy about this too.
So tonight we went golfing. Usually, I'm way self conscious and if we're not just at the range, I get frustrated and only enjoy about half the course. Well, tonight I just accepted where I was. I observed instead of judged and I have to tell you I had a fabulous time! Even when Mike got frustrated with a few holes, I didn't internalize that to mean that I had to get frustrated too or that it was somehow my fault. He's so used to me being hard on myself that he didn't really know what to do with me. He would say things to build me up and I would say, "It's okay. I'm fine with it just the way it is." Well, we had a great time and on the last hole I made par for the first time ever. As the guy on New York Doll says (which btw, I highly recommend watching), "It's a pretty good deal, really."
I hope this inspires you to use this principle to get over any stumbling blocks that you may have keeping you from reaching your goals and inner peace. Namaste.