Monday, January 26, 2009

Imperfections, Acceptance

"These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life-for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is."
-Anne Cushman

"I was caught in the conundrum of believing that I needed to be different, that the way I was right now was not all right...eventually I came to understand that it was this very non-acceptance that was keeping me stuck in my patterns."
-Judith Lasater

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