Day 39. Expectations.
It’s funny what expectations can do to a person. They make you EXPECT something. And I think it’s in the expecting that the present tense begins to melt away.
That’s what I’m finding in this yoga promise to date. I expected by now – day 39 of yoga – that’s 39 days in a ROW that I have been doing yoga poses, yoga bends, yoga upwards and downwards – that I would be, well, ripped. Tight muscles. Maybe even three dress sizes smaller! Hey, a girl can dream.
I have no idea WHY I thought that. I didn’t even know that I thought that, until of course I turned the corner of Day 39 and realized, “Oh, wow, I expected something here. And where is it?”
And I’m okay with it. Really. Because I’m learning to pay more attention to my body and what it wants to do (sometimes surprising, sometimes not so much) instead of what my HEAD wants it to do.
Listening. Seems to be one of the themes emerging so far this year. Listening deeply. But I’m not holding myself to that… could be too much of an expectation.
And I think that may be the key difference.
Learning to observe without expectation. Learning to be in what is, what is around me, what is going on, going down — without going all out expecation crazy.
Easier said than done.
And now, I’m off to do some yoga!
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