Sunday, July 20, 2014

Simplicity meet Chaos

I just recently read this quote by Brene Brown saying, 
"To be authentic, we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect and vulnerable. We have to believe that we are fundamentally worthy of love and acceptance, just as we are. I've learned that there is no better way to invite more grace, gratitude, and joy in our lives than by mindfully practicing authenticity. Even when it's hard, and even when we're wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we're afraid to let ourselves feel it. It's these moments in life that demand we show up-that we let go of who we think we're supposed to be and embrace who we really are." 

These last few months I've not only been struggling with blogging (hence the absence) but with finding some balance. Balance with motherhood, cooking dinners, teaching yoga, getting out of my yoga clothes, being creative, being authentic. There are days where I want and I actually do cry and others where I'm completely content and beyond happy. These last couple of years my life have been full of blessings.. SO many blessing and it's been simple. The word simplicity comes to my mind often. I looked it up and found these words that define it ... clarity, clearness, understandability, straightforwardness, easiness, effortlessness. 

My life half of the time is exactly that, but then it's chaotic and stressful. The words that describe chaos are.. disorder, confusion, mayhem, mess, free-for-all, all hell broken loose. The other part of my life is a little messy and you know, it's okay. It's really okay. I think me writing this out is more therapeutic for me than anyone and reading that quote from Brene Brown over and over again, I realize more than ever that I'm okay with my life being a little simple with a mix of craziness. I'm imperfect and that's okay. I need to tell myself this over and over again.. and hopefully the simple and the chaotic days that I have, I'll show up, let go of the expectations, and hopefully embrace who I truly am.  

1 comment:

Polly said...

love those beautiful thoughts and the new look of your blog. simplicity and chaos is what life is all about.. enjoy the simple, happy times and roll with the chaotic times.