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Excellence v. Striving in Movement and Life.

” I recognize that it is important to have and embody a desire for excellence. Desire is the foundation of progress and this comes naturally because I love to move and explore how movement feels.

Excellence and striving get confused. How can I feel good if I am constantly making “now” wrong with an endless stream of mental judgements about my alignment that require an immediate alteration of me?

What will ever occur in that kind of mental practice that will open the space for me to be okay if I never train my mind to accept a single moment of what I am doing and to be grateful for the doing instead of what it will get me at some future time?”

– Diana Bailey

 

Previously Published November 2011

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