It’s day four of Culinary School and the sun came out a little today. The last three days, I’ve really been feeling bested. I always seem to be the last one finished, the one who “doesn’t quite catch on”, the one who always needs a little extra help. That’s hard on my ego.
On my morning drive to school, I put it all in perspective. I don’t need to be the best or the fastest. I just need to finish. I don’t need 100% – I only need 80% to pass. This isn’t supposed to be drudgery – this should be fun. This isn’t a life or death situation.
I began to view school as I do my yoga practice. In yoga, I don’t stress if I can’t do a pose. I don’t worry if I’m not as advanced as the student next to me. I come to my mat, do the best that I can, play and enjoy the process.
Today I practiced Culinary Yoga and it was a good day. We made cream of broccoli soup.
i dig your philosophy.. i try to ell my students to stop and breathe when they get frustrated.