Sometimes we plan and prepare and have the best of intentions, but things still don't work out. We all have had experience with things going really wrong despite our best efforts to approach the activity with equanimity. It is what it is. This week was one of those weeks for me... my yoga videos weren't working, I was having internet issues, I was getting behind on important deadlines, some opportunities fell through and a few doors shut in my face.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that "no effort in this world is lost or wasted." Krishna is not speaking from a physical standpoint, but from a subtle spiritual perspective. Furthermore, Krishna states that a little practice goes a long way. We are assured that whatever little steps we take toward inner peace will have some lasting impact. We are planting seeds that will someday bear fruit. The effort to plant the seed will not be lost, nor will the seed bring any harm. I can take comfort in knowing that this wasn't a wasted week. In fact, with just a little bit of hindsight, I'm able to see how somethings didn't work out, so that others things could. It is what it is!
This time of year, I encourage you to continue doing the work and self care practices that support you. Even when its challenging, even when you are tired, even when you have to adapt...
We've got a lot of forward momentum right now, use it to nurture your self care practice (rituals). Invoke daily self love practices -including the simplest practices like sleeping well and eating at regular times.
Remember, it is what it is. Show up for yourself + trust the process.