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Yoga is one field where perfection must be allowed to exist, through yoga let me at least make my best try to leave mediocrity behind. Perfection and yoga are a perfect match, they belong together, in the rarified air where citta vrtti nirodha happens. Within the Void, in the middle, is where perfection and yoga join, a marriage made in heaven. Stop the flow of body, breath, and mind and there you find siddhi, perfection, mastery. Never mind if almost no one can attain that state, let the image of that purity live within me, let me at least have a distant glimpse of that supreme finality. Let me not shy away from contemplating the highest of the high, the purest of the pure, the deepest of the deep.
I need to deny this small, measly self within me that can’t tolerate perfection, I refuse to be too fragile to admit that I am not strong enough or devoted enough to reach for such an unattainable place. Instead I humbly get on my knees and cry out for the strength to fail, and to fail, and to fail, and to fail, as happily and as endlessly as is necessary to take one step towards the lofty mastery of perfection. Let me champion perfection, protect it, covet it, yearn for it, breathe it, know it, risk for it, love it, respect it, fear it, cherish it, tolerate my need for it, lay it all on the line for it.
Let yoga be a place where I can bathe in the glory of infinite possibility, I want the freedom to contemplate the most profound soaring ideal, allow me to seek and find the furtherest, most expansive reaches of consciousness where perfection ever abides as the supremely pure, sublime state. I realize that matching myself against the standard of perfection can be devastating physically, psychologically, spiritually, but let me take that chance so that I can truly live while I am alive.
Insist on mediocrity if you please but please let me have my perfection, let me give my everything to become a siddha whether I make it or not…
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