In the yoga sutras, Patanjali talks about effortless effort - "Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached." - Light on the Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar
Perfection is connected to the metal element present at the end of this season - the need to be perfect, valuing oneself, the need to have shiny material possessions and conversely, the exact opposite - not valuing oneself or not believing oneself worthy of respect. It is something well worth examining as we close out this year.
If you are someone who is constantly striving for perfection, can you loosen your clasp? What happens when you do? Can you maintain your need for perfection, which may lead to stress or burnout, and take some time for yourself? If you tend to take care of your own needs last, what happens when you take time out for a bath or a nap?
This year, during these holidays, you will not have the usual social gatherings, so things may slow down and you can spend more time observing the difference. I noticed that even though I missed my family over the thanksgiving holiday, I was so much more relaxed. Because I was not traveling, I actually had some down time to catch up on my own end of year needs.
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Here’s to Effortless Effort over the Holy Days,
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