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BE YOU, because YOU are awesome!

Seriously, you are awesome.

Look in the mirror and tell yourself, “You are awesome!!!!”

I spent the last few days surrounded by amazing yogis at the Florida Yoga Journal Conference and as I got to know many of these women I realized many of our conversations focused on their perceived flaws and insecurities rather than their actual perfections.

Then, I realized, so many people forget or may never even realize how beautifully perfect and special they are.

Why do we feel less than? Why can’t we see the beauty inside of us? Why do we think we don’t deserve the best? Why are we striving to be someone else rather than the person we were meant to be?

I made a conscious decision a little over five years ago that I deserve the best because I am the best. I knew this decision would only change my life for the better and would enable me to make a difference in other’s lives. I stopped criticizing myself and started loving myself. As a result of my paradigm shift, I became happier, healthier and much more successful.

In yoga, we have principals for living, called yamas. The first yama is ahisma, which is typically translated as “nonviolence.” This refers not only to physical violence, but also to the violence of words or thoughts. Our unkind thoughts about ourselves can be considered violent acts upon ourselves. Stop judging and start loving.

What can you do to love yourself more? Eat better. Exercise more. Sever an unhealthy relationship. Change your career path. Don’t get confused, I am not telling you to do these things because you are not awesome, but rather because you are. You deserve the best because you are the best.

Take a few moments everyday to tell yourself why you are awesome. Write down three reasons or make them the focus of your morning meditation or even the focus of your morning commute. Try this for 10 days and see where it leads you.

Changing your thoughts can change your life!

With love and gratitude,

L

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