this point many of us are starting to feel the hopeful aspirations of
our New Year's resolutions fade away. Beyond that many of us may be
once again putting ourselves down for our glaring imperfections.
Striving for perfection seems to be one of the most accepted illusions
of our time.
Trying to be the perfect parent, coworker, spouse or to
have the perfect body, status or income
is an obsession each of us suffer from on one level or another. But
the truth is that this perfection we all unconsciously seek will never
arrive nor was it meant to. Imperfection is part of our design. Light
cannot be without darkness, peaks do not exist without valleys, yin
must be balanced by yang.
But knowing this is only the first step. Accepting it and therefore accepting ourselves
in all of our imperfection is the ultimate freeing destination. A tree
grows, its leaves fall, its fruit ripens than rots. But the tree does
not worry when its leaves are brown and wrinkly nor when its fruit is
turning to soil. We are not trees, but just as nature reflects we too are meant to experience seasons as well as peaks and valleys.
So with your resolutions, goals and growth this year, just
do your best everyday and allow that to be perfect. Consider your
body's aches and pains and imperfections the same way. Your path to
wellness will have its good days and its bad as long as your on the
path that is enough. Until our next adjustment...
Yours in health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team