If there's one thing I know to be true, it's this. Never hide who you are in fear of rejection or criticism.
Acceptance is the greatest form of self confidence. That goes for others as well.
Being critical of others only shows your own insecurities. So if someone is being critical of you...it might be because they don't want anyone noticing the flaws they see in themselves.
We all know that person who can NEVER be happy for someone else.
In my experience, that's because they're unhappy. It has nothing to do with the other person. We're each guilty of this from time to time, though. I know I am.
Whenever you find yourself being critical or judging someone's actions, think to yourself, "am I criticizing because I'm jealous or because I've been there and I want to help them?"
That's how I keep myself in check.
Then, if I am jealous, I think about why that is, what I think I'm missing, and usually I find it's not a big deal and move on. #feelings#loveyourselffirst#acceptance#jealousy#thoughts#unsolicitedadvice
ICYMI; the link in the bio is where you can order my book. Currently it is SOLD OUT. Although, if you order with the link before July 6th, you'll be able to get a copy! What's ordered is what's being made and that's it for the foreseeable future. Thank you!
I've been on a wild ride returning to myself this year. In honor of the full moon yesterday, I vowed to start something new... kind of new. I'm getting back to what brought me joy and solace when I was young... I'm getting back to words. To poetry.
An old childhood friend of mine made a comment on fb a few months back. She said she remembered that I used to sing, dance, write... and she wondered why I ever stopped.
There was never a singular event or catalyst that draped the veil over my eyes... it was, rather, a slow progression of losing myself to responsibilities, to societal expectations, to stories. I allowed myself to believe that I just wasn't creative anymore... I wasn't a "creator"
I'm not an artist in the traditional sense. But I am now standing up to take my power back... I'm standing up and stating that "I AM CREATIVE" and "I AM A CREATOR" because I powerfully manifest my reality everyday. I'm also finally able to say, no... to claim... to own... to know... that I am a poet... again. Or, maybe I never stopped being a poet since I was a child.
All this to say: I've given birth to my poetry account. Follow @savita.ma if you'd like... but know there'll be some heavy subjects needing to make its way out of me. Fair warning. Let the healing begin!