Sunday, December 23, 2012

Forget perfection and become yourself instead

This weekend I've been talking in my yoga classes about letting go of the desire to be perfect.  We all have flaws, and it's often from those flaws that beauty and creativity emerge.  "Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light."

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."  -- Anna Quindlen

"And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world."  -- Anne Frank

Happy Holidays, and best wishes to you in 2013 and every year after!