After we have a handle on knowing ourselves, that is after starting and never stopping the process of asking, listening, testing, changing and accepting, we're ready to take the next leap and learn to like ourselves.
Who you are defines your story. Who you are, the things that make you the unique person that you are, colors the way you interact with the world, the way you see and perceive every facet of life.
Personal opinions aren’t the only individual perspectives masquerading around as fact. World events happen, people report on them. The facts don’t change, and yet the stories do.
In this time of curated feeds and personal branding and Facetune and perpetual self-promotion, being genuine and living what we're posting is a value heading toward the endangered species list.
I came to the realization that all of those tough times and impossible situations were successes.
The book is Rising Strong, and from the introduction it lays down strategies to grapple with emotions in tough situations and “rise strong” on the other side of the fight, armed with new understanding of ourselves and a plan for future run-ins.
t takes all we have to make this life the very best, most impactful, meaningful and beautiful life we can. There just isn’t any extra to waste on the thoughts of strangers and the judgements of others.
While I value the experiences, feelings, growth, emotions and education and I could have written about any of it, the one thing that stood out the most in this dynamic week, was something so simple I honestly surprised myself.
The last three perspectives I’ve shared have been centered around being *on*. This week we’re going to take a break from all these mentally challenging objectives and instead talk about cultivating a mindset of relaxation.
Any venture can be an adventure with the right mindset.