WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU DO, THAT HELPS YOU BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE?
I am learning the power of being UNAPOLOGETICALLY myself: embracing and owning all of who I am. I am learning that none of us ever need to ‘fit’ any kind of anything (if only schools taught this). We don’t need to fit any label, body type, or personality type. Sometimes it confuses people that I’m a dedicated yogi, I have a kind and generous spirit AND I am a dork, I have a potty mouth and make spontaneous, edgy comments to spice things up. Sometimes all these things delight people (those are my people!). I am unapologetic about my paradoxes because they make up all of me, and because my core values of integrity, playfulness and presence very rarely waver.
I have learned that body and mind must be in total alignment if we want to create any kind of ‘new’ in our lives. For instance, if we want to create a successful business or meet inspiring people or feel the healthiest we’ve ever felt, the only way it will work is 1. If our body believes that we deserve it, let’s say, if the third chakra is clear from belief-blockages around this ‘new’ 2. If we actually listen to what our heart and soul is calling us to do – because it keeps tapping us on the shoulder when we allow ourselves to stop and listen in 3. If we can harness the mind and master any limiting self-talk to take clear action steps toward a defined goal.
I have learned that facing fear is the greatest way to evolve and smash through identities we’ve carried for years. These identities have often held us back without us even realising it – because we’ve simply accepted our status quo. But facing fear is imperative to growth, away from self-created identities and from those that have been created for us. I wrote an article called How Facing Fear Can Be Beautiful because actually, it can be so beautiful, once we are brave enough to weather the storm first.
I have learned that my body is the ultimate intelligence. We are bombarded by information at every angle – information that is often contradictory and can lead to confusion and the disempowerment of our ability to tune in and hear what our body is asking for. Learning to listen to my body is a wonderful practice that humbles and excites me, it allows me to remember how simple and good life can be when we just listen.
I have learned that setting energetic boundaries is imperative to thriving in our lives. Communicating our boundaries is a continuous art of truth and compassion – for ourselves and others. When we lovingly communicate our boundaries and non-negotiables to people we care about, we are teaching them how to love and respect us, and actually, we are setting an example of how they can do the same.