Self(app)Posted: October 29, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout, Yoga | Tags: blogging, compassion, cycling, exercise, fitness, free range, freshly pressed, Gandhi, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, people, perspective, relationship, Romance, Thought, trail running, What you seek is seeking you, whole foods, WOD, yoga 4 Comments
What you seek is seeking you-
It is fascinating to note that as my sense of self-appreciation slowly increases, the attraction(s) in my life have begun to change.
The delicate conversation of self-appreciation revolves around attributes to which I call “true gifts.” These attributes encompass my personal places of deepest sensitivity, emotions – laid barre so to speak. These are the aspects of my true nature that can be touched most deeply, or hurt most terribly. These parts are as unique as my fingerprints and the physical scars I wear; they are my true “authentic self.” At times they might feel like true gifts, and at other times like deep flaws (if you have had the pleasure of fracturing an orbital bone? You know of what I speak of) …
I’d like to share something with you this afternoon: Until we learn to embrace our true gifts? We will be continually attracted to people and “things” that devalue us. Please, think about this today as you pour half your heart into your yoga practice, or anything else for that matter.
As I learned to express and embrace the very qualities which have made me feel vulnerable and different, my attraction(s) slowly began to change. I started to lose my taste for “things” which chipped away at me and this is truly a wonderful experience.
Our true gifts are not easily found … It’s when we pause to seek what nourishes and inspires us: Supportive family and friends, yoga outside one morning, or a brisk walk during lunch … Something to think about.
My year long journey on the road has truly helped me learn to love, honor and value myself more. Interestingly, this often happened through being in situations with people who conversely devalued me, or dishonored me so it has pushed me into more deeply seeing my worth and value and saying NO to anything else!
You bring up a great point that I often talk about, honoring our true selves and saying no to outside influences. Listening to and following our heart. 🙂 I hope you are having a beautiful day today, take care!
I swear I’d stalk him if he’s alive now.
But then, that’s why we write his words, too. =)
Rumi was and always will be, a true gift to so many. 🙂