The Art of Pushing Ourselves
"If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning."
~From the book Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by Sakyong Mipham
What I love about this quote is the reminder that we need to respect the dynamic nature of what is enough on any given day or time in our lives. Respecting ourselves enough to allow for the ebb and flow of what is possible today, accepting where we are and what the current priorities or demands are on our time. It is a call for us to be in the present moment and honestly assess the situation so we know when to push and when to be still. We need both. By doing this we are ultimately always moving forward.
Where are you pushing too much? Or not enough? Are there any areas where you need to reset expectations given where things are today, in this moment and time? How do you want to move forward from where you are in a specific area...is it time to push or to be still?