Last night, on my mat, something that I’ve always heard and told myself finally sunk in.
If I failed, at least I tried.
And right, like that’s a completely obvious statement. But I’ve spent years and years telling myself I am “too much,” “not enough,” “not working my hardest” if something doesn’t work out the way I envisioned it. I sit and overanalyze, intuit people’s intentions, assume completely inaccurate things and my thoughts just weigh me down until I reach a place where the only solution is Ben & Jerry’s.
[Slow] change of heart though. If I get hurt, if I get rejected, if I get humiliated, at least I’ll never have to ask myself what if. It goes for so many things in life. Yoga poses, applying for jobs, friendships, blindly emailing a stranger you totally admire from afar, hosting an event, romantic relationships, whatever.
So what if something doesn’t work out the way you hoped. Consider yourself protected when things don’t work out. Consider some higher power on your side when a relationship fizzes out, when you lose your job, when an injury forces you to sit on your couch for months.
Accept that an experience is in the past, embrace what you learned and move the F on. <3