This is my Husband Hunter with Yoga Royalty, Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee.
Yes, I’m jealous. And, no he doesn’t even practice yoga.
My husband works in video production here in Colorado, which means, he sometimes gets to shoot Yoga videos for a living. When Hunter first started working with the Yee’s, I knew who Rodney was, but I had never heard of Colleen. Let me tell you, Colleen is an amazing human. She’s a former model turned yoga instructor who credits her practice for helping her battle a heroin addiction, epilepsy and PTSD following a horrific car accident. She said her discovery of yoga was “like everything was clearer and crisper and I could hear better.”
Today, I happened to stumble upon the “You are enough” Podcast w/ Colleen Saidman Yee & Marie Forleo. “You are enough.” Three little words with so much significance. What if I told you, “You are enough”? What would you say back to me? At the end of the podcast, Marie asked Colleen to read the Buddhist Meditation, something Colleen talks about a lot. I invite you to find a quiet spot and read this out loud:
Notice where you feel hard, and sit with that.
In the middle of that hardness, you’ll feel anger; sit with that.
Go to the center of the anger and you’ll probably come to sadness.
Stay with the sadness until it turns to vulnerability.
Keep sitting with what comes up; the deeper you dig, the more tender you become.
Raw fear can open into the wide expanse of genuineness, compassion, gratitude, and acceptance in the present moment.
A tender heart appears naturally when you are able to stay present.
From your heart, you can see the true pigment of the sky.
You can see the vibrant yellow of the sunflower and the deep blue of your daughter’s eyes.
A tender heart doesn’t block out rain clouds or tears or dying sunflowers. Allow both beauty and sadness to touch you.
This is love, not fear.
So the next time you feel inadequate, take a deep breath and read the Buddhist Meditation. Remind yourself that “You are enough.” You are an ever evolving human who will continue to make mistakes, not have enough time in the day, worry sick about your kids and forget to brush your teeth. But we need your talents and gifts. We need your inspiration. You are this person, right now, in this place and “You are enough.”