Let Go / by Richelle Ouellette

let go

Earlier week I attended the most amazing yoga practice.

Ok, several, but one in particular was incredibly inspired. The teacher for this gentle Hatha class set the intention to eliminating perfectionism from our practice, and our lives.

Enlightenment, he taught, is not reaching perfection, it is eliminating the anxiety attached to imperfection.

I choked back tears on multiple occasions not because of the challenging binds and holds, but because of the hyper-relevant wisdom to let go of the things we can not control and to love ourselves completely because we are perfectly whole.

To not do things perfectly does not mean that we will be failures. We can still attempt each action in our life with purpose, well intent, and a desire to learn. In her badass book, #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso says, “When you approach everything as if it’s a big fun experiment, then it’s not a big deal if things don’t work out.”

Let go of expectations. Of destinations, and outcomes. When you release the desire to control these things (which really can not be controlled anyway), is when you gain real power.