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Friday, January 23, 2009

It's a journey, not a destination

I enjoy doing yoga. I don't get to do it very often, but I really love it.

The great thing about yoga is that really you can't be bad at it. There are poses and you just do the pose to the degree you are able. And that can vary from practice to practice.

Yoga is a practice. It's a journey. You never "arrive" doing yoga. You never get perfect at it. And you learn a little more about your body every time you do it.

Goals are kind of like yoga. While maybe we accomplish and finish a goal the goals are a concentrated practice of better habits. You never "arrive" at reading your scriptures, or eating better, or treating your body well. It is something we have to practice every day.

Today is Friday. (We say Friday Funday at our house.) We have 2 more days in this week to practice your goals!

And don't forget to post up your numbers on the spread sheet!


Michal said...

good analogy, aubrey. you are right--these are not goals that we can check off our list, except day after day after day. and yet both of these goals will make our lives so much happier, fuller, and more balanced. i am struggling this week to meet my exercise goals. thank goodness this challenge is pulling me along.

Rebecca said...

I love this analogy! You're spot on.

My goal is making me happier!

Sorry for not posting on Wednesday. I was sick all week and completely forgot! I still read my scriptures though.

mindyluwho said...

I tend to think that there is a "finish" and I am not good enough if I don't get there. Consequently, I am never good enough. This is a great analogy and comes along at a time when I really needed to hear it. Thank you!