I love that I am surrounded by people who are always raising the bar. First they raise their own bar then ask us to do the same. Always leading, not just managing. My coach Julie has asked her team to step up and write out our commitments for September. Not just goals but real commitments, promises.
As I wrote these I was reflecting.
It's interesting how there has been a shift, a fire growing inside me since very young , one that has been reignited many times in my life. I recognize now that fear and doubt is what has dampened that fire. MY fear and doubt, in my abilities. I have always been a bit of a rebel, sometimes that wasn't such a good thing. I'm extremely emotional so this fire can scortch as wel like when my Dad told me I could never wear my mohawk up again so I ran to the bathroom and shaved my head yelling out,
-There! Now I can NEVER wear it up! -
Ok, I was 15 years old but she comes out oh yes, that 15 year old comes out. Misdirected fire.
I can say, good things do come when I am challenged.
But when I let fear take over, then I make excuses or even obstacles. Self sabatage peers it's ugly head. Then, I see I am pretending to be a victim. Oh no, I don't stay there. I don't do victim. I am a warrior. A leader, born to inspire. I see the good and potential in ALL things when I focus my fire, my flame. The gift of the Holy Spirit that burns in all of us.
1.You shall have no other gods before Me.
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Before you can really make changes in your life, you need to get back into your own body. We have become so used to looking at ourselves with shame or even disgust that we don't even want to believe we can be happy right now, that we need to wait until we are at our goal life.
Get back into your body. Love it as it is, so you can take it to where you want it to go. Our bodies are just our vehicles, while on this life's journey on Earth. We are more than a body so stop defining yourself as just what you look like.
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At first, anger or frustration with yourself can be the overwhelming feelings when you look at yourself and wonder how you let this happen? You DO NOT have a willpower problem. You're body is designed to protect you from stresses like a lion chasing you or a famine. It can't differentiate today's stresses that feel similar like a stressful day at work or even a deprivation diet. Thank your body, and start FEELING and LISTENING again.
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Soon, you'll be once again in partnership with your body.
Body, mind AND soul. Use your five senses. FEEL life. Smell your food. Chew every bite. Slow down and be grateful while you eat. Ask yourself, is this meal a reflection of how I want to be treated? With love and nurturing. Take a walk and take in and HEAR every sound and SEE your environment. No judgements just be PRESENT in your body.