Perfectly Imperfect

So, the other day I had the first of several photo shoots for my forthcoming book.

How many of the poses I did that day were perfect?
Uhh, none.

And, how many were completely and undeniably perfect?
Well, all of them.

The truth is, I’ll NEVER do a PERFECT asana.

Yet, truthfully, how could my asana be ANYTHING BUT pure perfection?

Just as I was mulling this over (because its something I’ve been thinking about for only, say, 20 years now), THIS shows up in the comments of my program (written by a student, of course):

"You are neither good enough nor not good enough. An apple seed is neither good enough nor not good enough, it simply is in the process of becoming an apple, and then falling from its tree, and then transforming yet again to become food for the earth and maybe even the tree itself. And yet we could never say of a seed that it is not whole because it is not yet an apple, nor could we call a rotting apple imperfect. It just wouldn't make sense. And so you are always in the process of becoming, and yet always perfect."

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Puurnnamadah Puurnnamidam Puurnnaat Purnnamudacyate Puurnnasya Puurnnamaadaaya Puurnnamavaavashissyate-2.png

This is it. We’ve arrived. Perfectly imperfect. And nothing but PERFECTION.

What if…

--You KNEW that your journey and your destination were both HERE and NOW, fully formed, fully perfect?

--You firmly believed that you, your life, your circumstances, were exactly how they are MEANT to be right now?

--You knew you’ve already ARRIVED at the ideal place in your life?

--You were convinced that the universe is ALWAYS conspiring in your favor to provide the perfect path for your soul’s evolution?

It’s why we do what we do, it’s our work, our passion, our quest, our path.