Our greatest responsibility to to love ourselves and know that we are enough
Funny how nearly two decades can change everything. → swipe to see how it all started. I think back to that girl and want to hug her. I want to look into her eyes, grab her by the shoulders, and tell her that she is 𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛. I’d help her understand that she is strong beyond measure. That the stretch marks and cellulite don’t define her. That being included and liked should never mean being out of alignment with her beliefs. I would pull her close and tell her she could stop worrying because she would go on to find success and impact lives beyond her wildest dreams. I would urge her to listen to her body. To stop punishing it, but to go into partnership with it. I would explain that this is the vehicle she has been blessed with in this lifetime and that we are less human cells than others, so learn what they need. I would help her understand that injuries and pain are not part of self-love, that you don’t always get stronger by ‘pushing through’, but sometimes become more ‘worse for the wear’. I would help her see that she could become stronger by learning what her body needs. I would ensure she knew that when the competing fades, the pain of injuries linger. I would challenge her to find harmony, acceptance, and most importantly, 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳–𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲.
I would show her that she has always intuitively understood the power of her breath. I would teach her how it could support her and that the peace she seeks is found by relying on it to allow her to go inward. I would tell her that it’s the inward journey that would most greatly impact her outward self. That the power of our brain is beyond comprehension, so stay open, curious, and hungry to learn new things and, most importantly, 𝗔𝗗𝗢𝗣𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗠. I’d tell her to stop waiting for others to believe in something but rather follow her instinct.
I would challenge her to cast aside the judgment from those not in the arena with her. I would help her adopt a gratitude practice to help her eliminate the comparison. I would tell her to never give up and provide. I would try to convey the certainty she has always desired that she IS going to make a difference and impact so many lives in both the beauty and wellness industries. I would give her the strategies I have and share today. I would tell her to keep dreaming, remind her that she is creative, intelligent, and beautiful and that people would see her heart and be excited to work with her.
Most importantly, I would tell her 𝗜 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗥.