Stumble and fall
It is not the failure which holds you back - it is your attachment to it.
The job which...
went to another candidate. The boss who let you go. The relationship that left your hurt.
We all have these experiences. Experiences which we would probably rather be without.
We all have these days where we feel like we are failing. Failing at work, failing at home, failing in being you.
Whatever day you are having today, whatever you are feeling - FEEL IT! It is okay to feel those feelings. They WILL pass. Don't escape. Don't ignore. All those feelings, all those experiences, all those failures, they are meant to shape and mold you.
It is human nature...
.. to cling and analyze and hold on, instead of accepting what is not turning out how we hoped for. But here is some food for thought: IT IS NOT THE FAILURE WHICH IS HOLDING YOU BACK. IT IS YOUR ATTACHMENT TO IT.
It is the way the failure hurt your pride and left you in the dust. Making you think and talk bad to and about yourself. THAT is what is holding you back.
... "am I holding back, because I am afraid of failing?"
What if you - maybe even without knowing it - are holding back and not living your full potential, because you are afraid of failing? What if you have been telling yourself that you don't deserve that love? that job? that experience? Then you are never going to FULLY go for it.
And when you
... finally go for it there is no guarantee that you will get what you want. You might "fail"… and that is okay. It probably feel really crappy. And that is okay too.
But do not let it hold you back.
FALL SEVEN TIMES - STAND UP EIGHT!
What if you had
... never dared to step on your yoga mat, because you though you would fail? That you weren't strong/flexible/yogic enough?
Then, all those things you have learned about yourself on the yoga mat would never have been revealed to you.
This applies both ON the yoga mat and very VERY much off it!
GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO STUMBLE, FALL AND FAIL.
IT WILL HELP YOU MOVE AWAY FROM THE BOUNDRIES YOU HAVE SET UP UPON YOURSELF.
Love & Flow