Chanting the first
fourteen yoga sutras
practicing, enjoying learning.
I decided to record myself chanting
so that my fellow teachers who are in my training
can practice and enjoy.
And then my recordings weren’t perfect–
far from it.
I would make one mistake and then delete the whole thing.
I did this for about two hours
and realizing I was exhausted,
I gave up.
But there is hope.
Tomorrow is another day.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll record a better version,
or I might have enough compassion for myself
to allow my recording to be imperfect.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll love myself a little more,
maybe I’ll allow myself to be human.