It's easy to focus on everything that's wrong and everything that could've been done better. Along the journey, we tend to think and talk about the negative parts of ourselves, those moments where we could've stepped up or done something differently.
I got up this morning, walked all the way down to my favorite little secret spot on the beach and did my practice. In honor of the winter solstice, I moved through 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar, giving each round up as an offering of gratitude to our shining sun.
Looking back at photos through the years, at first, I noticed that my practice hit a plateau. I started to judge myself from these old pictures, exclaiming terribly mean things to myself in my own mind.