Ugly, Stinky Llama Face

All too often, we become things we don’t want to be.

Unwittingly, to some extent, we are drug into a job, a living situation, a path, that causes us to look around, bewildered, and ask: how the hell did I get here?

And while there’s power in reshaping your story – taking control – it’s often the acceptance of the odd, the crazy and the unexpected that makes a real difference in our lives.

As one of my favorite yoga teachers says – ‘it is a letting go.’

A letting go of what is so far beyond control, and an embrace of our true power.

Revolutionary, almost, to not expect everything from yourself, but ‘do what you can, where you are, with what you have.’

This freedom let’s us shape our lives slowly, gently, in ways that can actually be sustained. Building love, for ourselves or others, is not a one-off, quick fix deal.

It is a daily task, sometimes joyful and sometimes not.

Finding our love will involve big, massive, adventuresome days where we do things we never imagined. It will also involve slow nights drinking a beer, looking at the fire and listening to the radio.

Large or small days all go toward finding the understanding and acceptance of our lives. Letting joy in, finding new, amazing ways of being.

Even if we’re still llamas.


The Art of the Everyday – March 12: Silver screen, Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!


2 thoughts on “Ugly, Stinky Llama Face

  1. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. That is revoloutionary, since I tend to think we should take control of our lives and make them exactly the way we want them to be. Hmmm, I like your idea, instead of stressing so much on getting somewhere else, do what we can with now. Food for thought.

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