It’s been an inspirational year. We started in January 2015, and I declared this would be a year long commitment. My desire was and continues to be that you will grab possibility and make it your reality! I’ll connect with you again. Embrace your new beginning! Be the light…
Stare at a perfect rose long enough and you will find an imperfection. People are no different; our imperfections gives us our life lessons to learn. Those imperfections are what makes us human, and dare I say interesting? Welcome to the human race, perfectly imperfect people!
What advice would you give someone to help them accept their imperfections?
I am grateful we are here in this world! Thankful for the gifts we share. I wish for us the courage needed to find our undiscovered strengths, and endless encouragement to incorporate those strengths in our daily interactions.
Your real beauty and wholeness resides inside of you! If you don’t see it, you may have buried your inner specialness. I recommend that you lift up (admit) and discard (forgive) your old mistakes and hurts. Now you are free to think; what if it’s true that you are beautiful on the inside? Get comfortable with the belief; start by repeating to yourself, “I have inner beauty.”
When you recognize your inner beauty, how can you let it shine?
The other day, someone I care about did something that hurt my feelings. I felt the full impact of fear. My body was heavy, tight and tired. While sitting still with the fear, my mind opened enough for me to realize fear isn’t our natural state of being. It is natural to feel light and buoyant and curious. That shift in awareness allowed me to feel alive and love again.
The next time you feel heavy, can you shed light on what you fear?
How can you bring yourself back to your natural state of being – – alive and loving?
We want people to be compassionate with us. Here’s the radical part; we have to be compassionate with ourselves and others in order to expect it from others! Compassion is possible when we are authentic, feel worthy, and accept as humans that we are sometimes imperfect.
Are you daring enough to show yourself and others compassion?
We spend so much time thinking about what we don’t want. Let’s imagine what we do want! Begin to cancel every thought you don’t want and actively replace it with statements that support what you do want to see in your life. While you are imagining what you do want, allow yourself to feel the joy associated with what you do want. These feelings reinforce the thought thereby helping to attract/align to what you want!
Does imaging what you do want make you smile?
Doesn’t it feel good to focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want?
Are you all in, or do you have one foot in and one foot out of your work, project or relationships? Half in and half out is a structure for pretense. The way to know you are all in is you tell the truth, own your feelings, and practice compassion toward yourself and others!
Where are you all in and where are you not all in your life?
As you incorporate who you really are in your everyday interactions, you begin to realize who you are is enough. Your authentic self always feels more alive than your pretend self. Your authentic power is born inside you! It is time to reconnect and let it out!
What three things can you do to show yourself that “you are enough”?
You can release the things you are holding onto from your past and, if you are like me, letting go of it was a pull and tug situation. How do you let go “effortlessly” the things that have hurt you? I read recently that you can affirm to joyously release the past. I had never thought of that as a possibility, but I do now! The benefit is you are also able to affirm “I am at peace”!
Do you want to hold on to your past or be at peace?
Do you wish to be joy filled or dismayed on your life’s journey?