Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s Plenty. -Courtney Walsh
I heard Dear Human, by Courtney Walsh this morning from my yoga instructor at the beginning of my six am hot power class and it resonated quite a bit with me. Last week I became a proud, new member of Pure Yoga East who is searching for inspiration, peace, and strength to guide me through the next couple chapters of my life. This week I signed up for a mini yogi challenge that gets my butt on a mat each morning by 6 am. It is so difficult for me to get up early but I have never regretted going to yoga class. In my newest journey through life I have seen how much I can really use one hour of dedication to this human (me). I have an extremely annoying habit of snoozing my alarm each morning which starts my day running late but I have seen major improvements on this obnoxious habit in the last couple weeks. Yoga gave me that and I need to feed my intense cravings that both my mind and body share while motivating me to get to yoga class. I hope you all can find your happy place and force yourself to get there for some serious self love this week!
Happy Monday Everyone!