When people say to me, “Done is better than perfect,” I often want to disagree. But the truth is, they’re often right — the imperfect expressions of life and the messiness are equally as important as the clean, polished, and pretty. They are two sides of the same coin.
Last December when I created this site, the emphasis in my own journey was on rapid change and evolution. Now, 10-months later, as I watch the pieces of my life float down into distinctly new positions within the fabric of my life, yet a new journey has arisen — the journey after the journey.
The journey of being called to sit still in a new way and swing the pendulum back.
Though the lessons we are presented throughout our lives never cease, they do continually show up through new and unexpected teachers and modalities.
By noticing this endless and unexpected nature of self-growth and inquiry, we can also shift how we approach our own development so that it mirrors the efforts of training for a marathon — rather than racing to a sprint.
Why not race?
Because a powerful avenue for evolution is stillness — sitting with the moments that ask us to drop deeper into our emotional experience, rather than coaching ourselves away from those very emotions.