Be you...wonderful, beautiful YOU
Welcome back- I hope that this day finds you well. I am sure that you all like me have some days that are better than others. Do you ever stop to think about why? There is the obvious that we sometimes feel better than others, things go our way more some days than others and so forth.
There is more to it than that though. I find days when I am able to show up and be authentic, be me and be real it is a better day. “Authenticity is actually a collection of choices, choices that we make every day. It's the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen” by Brene' Brown. Those days when I am not overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings that I have to do and be more than I am, I feel better, I am better. These feelings of not enough and needing to do more are generally self-imposed by many of us.
Can you relate to that?
We all do so much, we push to achieve, search for more and go after more. Most days I am all about more and want to do and be more. However there some days it feels like it is too much. Those are days that I wonder why I push myself to go and search and create more when I am already enough. You are already enough. I believe as the previous article says we already have it all. I know wholeheartedly that what you need is already there within you and that all you have to do is learn how to access it. Do you ever feel that urgency to do too much? I do, it is a struggle for me to keep the balance between achieving and succeeding and pushing for too much. It is this, this need to take on everything and prove I can do it all at times that led me to reach out for a solution, a something to help calm the monkey’s that jump around in my head that led me to yoga and mindfulness and meditation. The relief and calmness that these practices can give me when I practice them now leads me to want to spread the practice. If these practices can help the monkeys pouncing in my brain and in my head pass out then they can help you too. This is why my mission is to share these ideas and if I can teach a few people and they teach a few people and so forth…we spread the wealth in so many ways.
Climb off the hamster wheel
Do you every feel like a hamster on a wheel running and running and never getting anywhere? Mindfulness can help you down off the wheel. The ability to learn to observe, without judging what is then you obtain the power of slowing down and learning slowly to just be and that you are enough. We do not have to react to everything that happens. We do not have to get involved in stories that are not our own. We do not have to be superman or wonder woman. We just have to be ourselves and in fact that is the only thing we can be. We owe it to ourselves to be the best version of us and to realize that some days the best version of us is tired and that is perfectly acceptable. We can learn to love our perfectly imperfect selves as we are. I will leave you with a lyric from song by Pink “I'm learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes”. I love that line and it is a truth in life I find that keeps me strong.
Take away tip - I invite you to listen to you, listen to the answer to the question that is already there within you. Listen to how to be authentic and real and show up every day and honor who you are. Embrace the perfect imperfect person you are and “learn to be brave in your beautiful mistakes”.