Just the thought of writing this post has me feeling vulnerable…so exposed.
But I’m willing to go there for the growth that it will bring. For me, and maybe for you.
Over the long weekend, I had been taking advantage of some extra time to catch up on my reading.
My most recent book was Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant. This was a second reading and I am always amazed how you can read the same thing and it feels like an old friend and yet new at the same time.
This book had so many insights for me as evidenced by all the highlighting and bunny eared pages.
But, the following question made the most impact on me.
“Ask yourself: what is it, that if I believed it down to my core, would change everything? Make the fears irrelevant? Make the person I’d become so unbelievably amazing that I’d blow my own socks off?”
Definitely not an easy question to answer but I know I am ready to let go of some of my fears, connect to my truth and step into the best possible version of myself.
And you guessed it, I have no idea what that will look like!
I thought of a few different directions, but the one that most resonated with me was learning how to love myself to the core of my being.
I have spent most of my life loving my family and those around me and now is the time to put the focus on myself.
Is this a selfish thing to do? No. I consider it the exact opposite.
Showing love to myself is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself that will benefit everyone in my life.
Knowing that small steps create big impact, I plan on focusing on adding more self-love into my life over the next four months.
The end of the four months is not an endpoint as much as it is the creation of a period of time to keep me focused.
Will I be focusing on loving myself each and every day?
Of course not, I’m human.
My starting point is defining what self-love means to me.
Focusing on self-acceptance, self-worth and self-respect are definitely a starting point along with a strong desire to connect with what I want in my life.
Sounds good just thinking about it!
Now that the decision has been made to have this be my focus over the next four months, I am ready to move forward into the unknown.
Yes, it is unknown but the flip side is what would my life be like if I don’t go down this road?
I’m not willing to find out.
I want to be open to allowing my life to unfold without judgment on what it looks like.
I believe this openness is where the magic will happen!
Where in your life could you use support creating a life you love? A life where you feel loved, worthy and accepted by YOU?
I would love to hear what bubbled up for you when reading this post so feel free to comment below. Should you have any questions or want to connect, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.