Self Confidence Is The Best Outfit, Rock It, Own It
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
As I learned to love myself, my relationship with everyone changed.
People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!
– Dr. Steve Maraboli
Loving myself leads to a clarity of my mind and heart. It gave me the courage to say “no more” hiding behind the masks. To say “no more” living in fear of what others will think of me. To say “yes” to me! The heavy armor I had built around me to protect me was in fact made of fear and stress. As I dropped it all behind me, I was left floating free in joy and freedom.
Love yourself enough to take the actions required for your happiness…, Love yourself enough to cut yourself loose from the ties of the drama-filled-past…, Love yourself enough to move on.
– Dr. Steve Maraboli
I knew in my bones why I was here on earth. I may not always be clear on what to do next, but I am clear as crystal as to where I am going. Clarity of mind is how you find purpose in life. It in turn is linked to clarity of passion, which is the fire of your soul to fulfill your purpose.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of their heart.
I believe that when we tear down the barriers we have built against loving ourselves, that we dispel the veils of illusion that obscure the direction of our life path. Love is an energy that engages us in life in a whole new way.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
– Maya Angelou
Life is about breaking our own limitations. It is about outgrowing who we were. It is about living our lives, by outgrowing ourselves over and over. It is about being curious and opening doors and finding new paths to explore.
Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you.
– Mandy Hale
There is a voice that comes from deep inside of you. Sometimes it doesn’t even use words. Instead you feel something in your heart, or in your gut. You just have a knowing about something. Listen to that voice. The voice of intuition is your souls voice. It knows who you really are, without the self judgment, the limiting beliefs, the lies that you have told yourself for years. Instead, look into the mirror, looking into your own eyes, and saying the words below. For me it was the hardest thing I have ever done. It was harder than giving birth without drugs (lol) after nineteen hours of labor.
I am pretty enough (beauty comes in all shapes and sizes)
I am smart enough (I can learn whatever I need to know)
I am talented enough (everyone has their own unique qualities of divine genius, mine is writing)
I am loud enough (my voice is worth being heard)
I am tall enough (3″ heels work wonders)
I am “normal” enough (what is normal anyway?)
I am strong enough ( I know my weaknesses and move forward through them)
I am experienced enough ( I have learned from my mistakes)
I am more than “ENOUGH” for anything and anyone just by being myself
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Life is a journey of first learning to love yourself, and then extending that love to everyone you encounter. It is putting the best possible explanation to every situation. When we truly love ourselves, it tells others how to treat us. While there will be those few people who are so dysfunctional as to take advantage of us, we will receive way more in blessings than we would ever lose.
Once you reunite with your clarity, let it lubricate your parched soul, be the wave you glide on and the energy you give your body to. Allow it to be the friend you become powerfully fearless with, and the very medicine you need to dissolve your empty parts. Let it halt your restless yearning and lead your beautiful heart.
– Victoria Erickson of Rebelle Society