Improvement, Not Perfection
Sometimes it feels like I am seeking perfection, but then I stop and ask myself "is perfection possible?" or "is it even desirable?" or "why?"
I realize that it is not perfection I am seeking but improvement. There is always room to improve. I can improve my mental focus, I can improve my kindness and generosity, I can improve my diet, I can improve my postures.
I probably won't make progress on all of these every day, but my goal is to improve in small increments. Over time the progress will be evident and it will be balanced.
It is not enough to improve my kindness while letting my diet or physical health go to crap. And it is not enough to improve my physical strength while letting my mental focus or generosity fade.
These things are all important, and I must stay focused on maintaining and growing in all of them.
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This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga