Most of us walk through life with excuses and justifications for the way we are: I’m not smart enough. I’m not as attractive as him. I’m not qualified enough. I’m not good enough.
The same happens when we walk onto our mat: I’m not flexible enough. I’m not strong enough. My balance isn’t good enough.
When we internally or externally voice excuses or justifications for the way we are, we create those truths for ourselves. I’m not flexible enough, so I’m not going to try that posture. Because I didn’t try that posture, I’m going to remain at my current flexibility.
When our brains tell us we’re not enough, we have the opportunity to listen to it or to recognize it and choose to change our thought patterns.
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