"These days my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life - for the way things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is. It reminds me how futile are all my attempts to control my body and my life, and that when it comes right down to it, I can't control or hang onto anything that's really important. But it also reminds me that despite all this - or perhaps because of this - my life is precious and glorious. It's teaching me to find some sort of balance and ease in the uncertainty."