Change is happening all the time, even when you feel most stuck.
There is a goal I have my eye on, and I know I’m not quite there yet.
When I’m “not quite there” I am generally hyper-focused on the barriers, the challenge, and the difficulties I have to conquer and not fully appreciating, or even noticing, the benefits of the change as I go along.
Even my language is harsh. “Conquering” leaves no room for the lightness of small wins, the encouragement of those around me, or the freedom of my own breath to flow through me. When I have to “overcome” something, I am usually holding my breath.
Change is no small thing. It isn’t just one single decision. “Just Do It” refers to the myriad of small decisions it takes to arrive at a cumulative effect. Just…wake up earlier. Just…walk longer. Just…breath deeper. From there, add more.
Change almost always happens in stages even if we are not fully aware of them. I am not the person I was yesterday. If I learned something, I am yesterday +1.
Lasting change is almost always much more complex than a “Just Do It” and usually requires education, support systems, and ever-increasing awareness about maintaining the direction and inertia of your decisions.
If you are not quite ready to change, contemplating change, reading about the benefits of change, and seeking out support may actually be service of laying the foundation for lasting change.
In the end, it is just about putting one foot in front of the other and trying not to trip.
/This post-series is about trying to anchor my experience by exploring within and reminding myself about what it means to practice “good humaning.” It’s about moving forward imperfectly. To follow this thread in my posts, look for these tags: #NotesFromMyYogaJournal