→ 07 Jan 13 at 5 pm
You are not stuck or doomed to live your life the way you are. Or feel the way you feel. Or think the way you’ve always thought. Or know the things you’ve always known. Or hate your body forever. It’s OKAY and absolutely possible to let those things go. And it always starts with a shift in attitude, practice, and yeah, even faking it til you make it. Sometimes we have to see we CAN before admitting we ARE.
Often, we hold on to old beliefs, ways of thinking and behaviors because we’ve never known anything else. Even when they aren’t ‘working’ for us, we’re addicted to their comforting smell & caress. We might even feel a hit to the ego when we have to admit to ourselves that we’ve been holding on to something that doesn’t work anymore, wasn’t true, or perhaps was even painful or harmful to us. It’s a bit of an ouchie, but okay. You’ll often see this kind of hanging on when making major changes (including body loving or health related ones).
Forgive yourself. Let it go. Move forward. You don’t owe it to anyone, and you can’t make up for the past. But you can move forward doing what’s best for you, and make the rest of your time here amazing.
(I highly encourage you to take 20 minutes to watch this incredible TED Talk about the power of body language. Applies to all kinds of ‘faking it til you make it’ scenarios and life changes, and might inspire you to try a new approach. Thank me later.