IT. TAKES. TIME. TO. BE. REAL.
Where do you want to be most often?
In the future or in the past?
We often want to be somewhere else...
...anywhere but work, the beach, the soccer field, Austrailia, Paris, jumping off that cliff in Yellowstone, at home sleeping in your cozy bed with no alarm to wake you up...
We often want rush to the end...
...to be healed, to finish the degree, to be at the party, the vacation spot, to run as fast and far as we know that we know we can, is it Friday yet??...
I'm guilty of often wanting to be somewhere else, of wanting to rush through the healing to the other side. I want to lift weights, to pop up into a handstand, teach a class, drive a freaking car, to look and feel like I did in this photo. But I can't, right now. Ugh.
So I live in the past when things were "easier"
Or I dream of the future where things are "different."
The more I stretch my mind, the more I am able to witness the flaws I've been hiding from and the more I can accept that
HEALING. TAKES. TIME.
Damn, everything takes time!
Why are we all in such a rush???
Part of what allows me to live more in the present NOW is that I accept my desires to time travel, to dream, to distract myself. Part of what allows me to be real comes from saying the obvious: moments SUCK sometimes. "Be. Here Now." means that it's sometimes the worst place that you can possibly BE!
Can you sit with your pain and not try to hide it, fade it, or fix it? Can you accept the pace of time so that you can find joy in moments you've been dreaming about?
The realness in me honors the realness in you.
Namastay real, my friends.