WARNING - long post ❤️
It’s okay if you’re not feeling your best. What is “your best” anyway? You are okay exactly as you are, wherever you are.
I got this beautifully designed 52-card deck called #TheUniverseHasYourBack
✨ my goal was to draw one card a day as a daily affirmation, an inspiration. After shuffling first thing this morning, though not well as I still haven’t learned that, I drew the title card. #TheUniverseHasMyBack
. What a feeling to absorb, that the universe has my BACK. The universe has MY back. Of all the backs in this world.... why mine? There’s nothing really special about my back, other than a Jack Kerouac quote tattoo and the subtle constellations of freckles and beauty marks. I know it’s not about my back. But still - why me? Why anyone? I knew this was today’s affirmation and I needed to move forward.
I decided to go to yoga. Whenever I get in a funk, yoga is a mental and physical practice that wrings me out like a damp towel and lays me out in the sunshine. I got there, laid my mat down, grabbed as many props as possible, and I did it.
Pose after pose, timed to ugai breath after breath, I could feel the muscles of my face weaken and soften. My neck decided to lift my head up from the southern death stare I was working on. My body was letting it go. Anyone who’s taken yoga knows a class ends with shavasana, corpse pose, laying down and chilling out. This is a difficult pose for me. There’s no movement, only a focus of the mind. I laid there thinking too much and trying to find that mental drishti. I brought it back to today’s affirmation - The Universe Has My Back. I kept telling that to my brain, which told my body to fidget less and let it sink in. I let the words hug me with thick, warm arms. It felt good and it felt right.
I don’t know the truth about the universe. But I think I figured out what this means for me. The Universe Has My Back is a reminder that you’re okay. You don’t have all the answers and literally no one does. You’ll find good in your universe and it’ll feel like that big hug. You’ve got your own back too.