On Facebook, I subscribe to an amazing Woman, who is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. She is incredible. Her passion, besides yoga, is writing, which she does with incredible vulnerability, sensitivity and complete honesty. She moves through life, rough edges and all, and holds up a mirror to herself, that she shares with the world everyday.
And she inspires me to do the same. Not to write and share everyday of course, as I am sure no one would be all that interested in what I have to say. But rather, to spend every moment, of everyday, being vulnerable (because when we drop our guard, we find out who we really are inside) and sensitive (because when we see the world though others eyes, we deepen our own capacity to love as well) and honest. (Because even if we don't hold the mirror up for others to see, we need to see what is in the mirror ourselves)
I wrote her a note today, in response to a post she put up yesterday, and I said that I don't think it is being on target every time that defines who we are. We are all going to fail to hit the bulls eye (and sometimes, miss the target all together) every time. I think what defines us individually, is what target we choose to shoot at when we do take aim, regardless of how close we come to the actual mark.
I am not who I choose to be, and I don't know that I ever will be.
But everyday, I am doing my best, to keep aiming at that target, and keep on trying.
I hope that you are too.
Be true to your target, no matter how close you actually come every time you shoot.