Embodied, Empowered, Beautiful: Finding Your Authenticity

Never mind what you've heard day-in-and-day-out from well-intentioned, or not, friends, family, media, etc. Things like who you’re supposed to be, how you’re supposed to be, what you’re supposed to be doing with your life, how you’re supposed to look, what clothing size you’re supposed to fit into.

Forget all that. At least for the moment. Re-focus. Center yourself. Then complete the following sentences:

• I feel beautiful when…

•I feel strong when…

•I feel bold when…

•I feel brave when…

•I feel sexy when…

•I feel peaceful when…

•I feel happy when…

•I feel like me when…

Take your time. Ponder. Reflect. And, take back your power irrespective of what others say.  

That is easier said than done, I know. From childhood, girls are trained to be of service to others. As we grow up, it’s often hard to keep our focus on us. That might be considered selfish by some. Feel brave though and disagree with them. Being in touch with your inner and outer selves will connect you to your authentic self and to becoming your own anchor.

Stand up boldly and ask: What’s my vision for myself? What do I want for myself? How is that different from who/where I am today? What can I do to make myself and my life more of how I’d like to be and live?

You may not have all the answers right now But, start making time to pay attention to yourself. Irrespective of what others think. Without their permission. Take back your power. Own it.

Does this mean you’ll need to be brave? Perhaps, but brave you is always beautiful. Be bold. You are here for a purpose. Find out what that is. Irrespective of your body size, you can shape the internal, hidden you. And when you do that, you can also shape and add to the world. But, it begins first with the real, empowered, and beautiful you coming to life.

Light your candle, flex your biceps, and shine your brilliant light.

 

 

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