I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I am beautiful INSIDE and out.
Beauty is not defined by my shape or measurements; it’s defined by my heart, my soul, my INTENTIONS and my actions.
Perfection is not the goal.
The goal is to love everything about myself, including my imperfections. They make me who I am. And I am #AlreadyPerfect .
I don’t waste time trying to fit in.
Belonging is greater than fitting in because I define belonging, not anyone else. When I am my most authentic self, I attract people who reflect that back to me.
I AM KIND.
I promise to be KIND to others and myself.
Physically, emotionally and verbally. I speak to myself the way I would speak to a good friend.
I AM ME.
I am comfortable in my own skin and do not compare myself to others.
I am PROUD of my body. Always. I live fully in my body and in the moment.
I live my life BEYOND.
Stop searching, stop hustling, stop hiding, stop reading, stop scrolling, stop shopping, stop dieting, stop running, stop looking for the answers to perfect.⠀
Stop looking elsewhere and go within to find that you are already perfect.⠀
Searching for perfect outside increases fat storing hormones adrenaline, cortisol, estrogen and insulin.⠀
You are already perfect, you have everything and you are everything,⠀
Searching is futile and only cause distress and unhappiness,⠀
Seeing that you already are everything unlocks your super powers and your ultimate beauty.⠀
Create the space for silence and go within to find everything you are looking for xx⠀
"What we are seeking is already at the core of our nature. We are that which we seek. We are already inherently perfect; we have already arrived; and we have the potential in each moment to wake up to our true nature. Everything is already ok.
The notion strikes us as radical, and it surely is. What it means is that in our essential nature we are already fully awake and enlightened; it means that god is fully available to us in each moment, simply because god is our true nature. We simply have to stop resisting. There is no distance to travel, nothing special that we have to do to earn god. It's a done deal."
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, Stephen Cope.
"Forget About Your ‘Purpose’
It doesn’t exist.
There is no career, business, or work-life balance specially assigned to you by an existential taskmaster. There is no code to crack that will see you leap effortlessly out of bed each morning, finally secure in the feeling that you are justifying your existence.
It is just a myth sold by spiritual con men and entrepreneurial almost-yogis who tell you that your ‘don’t know’ and ‘not sure’ is some kind of problem. It is the way of the superior snake oil salesman who assures you the reason the special sauce isn’t working is because you’re just not doing it right.
Beware of those who’s ‘purpose’ is telling you how to find yours.
The truth is, you cannot be anything other than you – you are never anyone else. It is impossible to be anything other than 100% ‘in integrity’. You are comprehensively, unwaveringly, and forever perfect. You simply have no choice in the matter.
You cannot do anything other than your best. You are incapable of doing any better, or any worse, at any point in your life, than you are already doing.
And what is better anyway?
There is no ‘purpose’. You do not need a justification to be alive.
Your decision making process is colour commentary. The main event has nothing to do with your personal narrative.
Don’t worry, you are not in control (and neither is your ((wo) men’s coach). Live the open question that is the heady rush of THIS. Dissolve the illusion of your fixed position by paying attention to what is actually in your experience.
When you honestly say ‘don’t know’, you are finally ‘right now’. Life is impossible to fuck up." - @guruviking
I've always felt like taking care of oneself optimally was 'hard work'. But if we begin to deconstruct this belief of mine, and I'm sure some others', we are quickly able to realize several flaws in the supposed logic: At what point on the scale does 'not optimal' become 'optimal'? Who decides this? Do we hold different expectations for ourselves than we do for others? What if we stopped trying to get to a point (optimal) that we have neither defined or actually set? It is ultimately impossible to get to...perfection and expectations are a recipe for setting oneself up to fail, always. What if instead of 'doing' things to take optimal care of ourselves, we were simply BEING optimal? Being our whole selves? Being the best we can be in EACH MOMENT. Our experience is a state of being, not doing. So just BE. And be your best, because you deserve it, and because you can. We all can.
And with that, I'll end my ramblings and leave you with this beautiful photo from my walk this morning. I'm off to be me, optimally 😎
Also I think you are going to want to get in on my Sunday Reiki sendout. After this full moon and it being the eve of my birthday, it will be an extra good one, and it's Free! Find the sign up on my website Services page(link in bio). 🙏🏻 One more thing, for those of you local, I am teaching Beginner Yoga tonight at the Bienfait Parish Hall. $10. Class starts at 7:30 😘 🌸
What Winner Knickers Look Like…
The picture is false advertising.
These were my little gift to myself after winning a World Title. I got them at the airport before flying back to Sydney. After I missed my first flight.
The real ‘champion panties’ were very different.
I remember the Sunday morning I put them on. ‘You can’t win a World Title in these’ was my first thought. It was closely followed by a second, more delicious thought- ‘These will be the undies I wear when I win the 2017 World Championship.’ You see, either through a vigorous washing cycle or the underwear fetish of my little King Charles Cavalier, my grey Bonds hipsters had a massive hole in them. Not to the point of any discomfort. But I would have felt the difference if I stood in a cool breeze.
The ‘winner knickers’ represented everything about me that wasn’t perfect or ‘not deserving’ of winning a world title. In the lead up to the competition I wondered if I should be doing more. I considered swearing off icecream. Wondered if I should be even kinder to be a better representation of a ‘champion’. Sometimes I’d look at the mess in my house and think that surely a champion would have a pristine living space. I’d write dark song lyrics and think maybe I should have pristine thoughts as well.
But the resounding message, louder and more clearer than those voices was the voice telling me one of my favourite paradoxes. It’s ok not to be perfect AND you are already.
Just do the thing.
Do what your heart desires. You already deserve it. Go for it and don’t judge yourself on the way. You don’t have to look like a cookie-cutter version of success to have everything you want. Just ask. Just do.
If you are waiting to be perfect or to look a certain way before you go for what you really want, you may find you are never ready. It’s ok to get what you want, YOUR WAY, being entirely you.
This is a love letter to you and to me and to everyone. It’s time to go for what we want.
With all my heart,