self love. if i had to boil this blog down to a single phrase, self love is what it is all about.
why write about self love?
during this journey of reflection and introspection, i can pinpoint the exact moment in the 7th grade when self-doubt crumbled my budding self-esteem. for the next 17 years, i allowed that singular moment to erode my self-image, my self-worth, and i made decisions because i lacked enough self-love to make “different” decisions. during this time, i surrounded myself with people who confirmed and validated all the negative self talk. then one day, it all just clicked, & i said to hell with the bullsh*t! no one has control over how i feel and treat myself. my hope is that at least one person reads these words and realizes:
- ”what other people think of you is none of your business!” ~deepak chopra
- someone else’s views and opinions of you belong to him or her, NOT YOU. it is his/her reality and true in their world, but it is only true in your world, should you allow it to be.
- the love we all go out into the world searching for is closer than we know, and is waiting patiently to be discovered when you are ready.
- you matter.
- you are worthy and worth it.
- above all else: You Are Beautiful Just As You Are (YABJAYA!)
here’s to manifesting peace and love, then making different choices.
so watching the survivor finale, and rooting for the NERD! Spoiler alert: Cochran wins!
but i’m writing this post, because Cochran said, he accepted his quirks and eccentricities. that was very liberating and freeing for him!
that’s the notion i try to convey in this blog! love you & accept who you are…the world will follow! : )
because You Are Beautiful Just As You Are! (YABJAYA)
Believe Bigger & Accept Yourself. Your’s is the opinion that matters.
as i begin writing/editing two more stories from the Just Miya series, i realized that spreading the message and spirit of YABJAYA to everyone open and willing to receive it is my passion!
i love watching people’s faces light up with joy and hope, when they feel encourage, empowered, heard, felt, loved in an unconditional and non-judgmental way. i’ve been one huge ball of emotions from excited to terrified to hopeful to bleh to get off your arse and keep moving forward.
as usual when i feel the itch to “move”, i began looking online for articles and blogs expressing the sentiments i’m feeling & it was good join the community of wandering souls looking for fulfillment.
i sit in my cubicle 5 days a week and wonder. well that actually isn’t true, i don’t wonder, I KNOW that i should be doing something else. something that empowers others, makes lives better, healthier, and builds communities. something inspiring.
idealistic? not really. people are doing it. so why not me? the thought brings terror. leaving the security of corporate life to pursue a life of altruism. with that terror there is what we experienced this weekend, as we spoke with people about our children’s book, excitement. exhilaration. purpose.
so beautify the world with what inspires you, because as always:
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST AS YOU ARE! (YABJAYA)!