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It's a great class, and I'm incredibly lucky to be taking it with Rebecca and Wade, owners of Santeria, Portland's best Mexican restaurant. This week we practiced a fifteen word "unique value proposition", which is a very business-y phrase to mean "what you do". During the break this week they each, separately, came up to me afterward to compliment me on mine. Here's it is:
"I help women who aren't yet comfortable in their bodies, through massage and radical acceptance."
I'm not entirely sure this is correct, though it is definitely a large portion of what I do. I'm still working on it.
But I wanted to talk about the word "yet", which is my favorite part of this sentence. I love "yet". "Yet" is such a full word, both acknowledging the reality of now and creating space for the future. "Yet" is hope, is opportunity, is potential. "Yet" is mindful, is accepting, is compassionate. "Yet" is the space between pessimism, which closes itself off to any good in the future, and optimism, which dishonors the darkness of now.
I haven't finished putting my website together yet.
I haven't figured out how to communicate the wholeness of what I do in fifteen words yet.
I haven't yet made my entry way as beautiful as I know it can be.
But I will.
What are you holding the space for in your life right now? What are some of your "yets"?