My #mondaymotivation for you. No matter what, I will always have rolls when I sit relaxed. No matter what, I will always have loose skin. No matter what, I will always have stretch marks and scars. No matter what, I will have all the things that all of the stories of my life have given me. But that doesn’t stop me from training. It doesn’t stop me from pushing myself. It doesn’t stop from going for it... whatever “it” may be. No matter what, you have what you have, but that doesn’t make you who you are and what you have or don’t have doesn’t determine what you are capable of...in all aspects of life.
The girl on the left is the same girl on the right...only seconds apart.
The past few days have been filled with goodbyes; some of which hurt deeply when they broke away; as if I had rushed to pull off a scab. While others were long overdue to be broken off and their absence is exhilarating. The layers of conditioning that build up over the years can feel as if it is part of us; and a sudden shake up can loosen those layers. We must not become set in our ways; but allow ourselves to absorb new ideas and more knowledge. Find the courage to break free.
I will start teaching once a month (first Wednesday of the month at 19:00) at LINEVA Studio in Munich • Kickoff will be January 10th 2018 (also at 1900) • Register via firstname.lastname@example.org • Come join me for a 60min „All Levels“ Yoga & Movement Session • #yogaofmovement
Thank you Mom and Dad...for sharing the joy❤️💞💞💘💍💋💎💎#becoming Mrs Doubel..👰👰👰🙏🙏
"Jesus had a hard time returning home to visit. His own home town, his neighbors and community, took offense at his change into a powerful prophetic teacher. He had changed radically, and they didn’t like it. Jesus knew what it felt like to be restricted and rejected, for others to want a static past and refuse to affirm who he is becoming." -Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE
Some people won't like when you change. Your transformation will feel like it directly challenges and threatens them. They will say anything to try to invalidate you.
I’ve had family this year tell me I was spreading all-caps HATE in my writing and that my son felt it. I’ve also had people close to me tell me, “We supported what you were doing when you were writing about your sexual abuse but not this.” I had a strange run-in this week with a person who knew about my blog and was urging me to keep quiet about something, and I left the interaction with this realization: “She is afraid. She is afraid I will write about this. She is afraid I will reveal something about her business that she doesn’t want revealed. She is afraid of my voice. She doesn’t know what I might say next.”
I had mixed feelings. I don’t want to abuse my voice. I don’t want to move through my community in a way that makes people distrust me. I want to act with integrity. But I won’t let people use a sense of authority over me to control me. I won’t let someone shame me or embarass me into silence. I won’t protect what doesn’t need protecting. And I sure as hell won’t let someone bully me into silence by saying I am teaching my son to hate.
I also thought of this quote: “Be the kind of woman who when your feet hit the ground in the morning, the devil says, ‘Oh crap, she’s up!” My personal beliefs about the devil aside, I like thinking that when I wake up, I have the power to challenge any kind of oppression, hate, evil, or injustice and that at times it will feel like a true struggle against a person, even a person I love.
Keep becoming. Keep your eye on who you are becoming. Don't let them pull you back into who you were. Not everyone can change with you. The world needs the person you are becoming.
Everyone has a tragic story...it’s all relative really, some believe in dwelling in the tragedy, and others believe in using it as a tool for growth , there is no judgement on which you choose simply an observation that there is a choice..... ♥️
As I traverse these unknown, shadowy, and foggy roads that lay before me, I am having to call forth so much strength and courage. This terrain is bittersweet and oh so necessary. I don’t have answers for it all. I wish I could explain it in a way that makes sense, but how do you explain intuition and a deep soul recognition? Today was an emotionally draining day. I’m tapped out. Part of me wishes I could fast forward a years time.
But I’m here.
And there is so much more to learn along the way.
To all of you struggling with enormous life shifts and transitions, I’m with you. We may not know one another, but we are in this together.
Keep hanging on. Keep trusting.
Somehow, some way, it will all be ok.
YOU will be ok. And I will be ok.
Nothin’ but love.