This is a post that’s been brewing for a while. Last April, I went to California for a intensive weekend retreat to complete my Prenatal Kriya Yoga instructor certification. The retreat was held at an absolutely stunning hacienda-style home in the hills of San Jose, where we were treated with the stunning spring display of rose bushes in bloom all around us.
While the full, weighty blossoms were undeniable in their almost in-your-face beauty, I was struck by the perfection in the rosebuds. The colors were bold and striking. The form was compact but impressive. The petals perfectly cuddled each other as the sepals fell gracefully down and away. The little rosebud was just as beautiful as her big-blossomed cousins.
Maybe it’s the same with us. To be constantly thinking about (or, more accurately, worrying about) how we are going to look, feel, think, or act once we are in full bloom, we miss out on the peace of contentment in our current life. If we can learn to rejoice in the way we are now, celebrate what we can do, and feel grateful for our current capabilities, we can best embrace the power of our potential.
True growth happens when we can take a thorough stock of our strengths as well as our failures. By accounting for the positives we have right now, we can give ourselves an honest appraisal of what we need to do to reach our full potential. If we acknowledge the beauty in our various parts right now, we can use them to push ourselves even further. After all, if we believe that we are made of goodness, strength, beauty, and wisdom now, imagine how much more we have to offer as we continue to grow!
We have all of the potential within us to be the best, most impressive versions of ourselves. By recognizing the value in our life day-by-day, we set ourselves up for the exciting unfolding of our potential.
Good health and great happiness to you!