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In the past, even last year at the #aloinpalmsprings retreat, I spent a lot of time comparing myself

In the past, even last year at the #aloinpalmsprings retreat, I spent a lot of time comparing myself

In the past, even last year at the #aloinpalmsprings retreat, I spent a lot of time comparing myself to other people, and let me tell you: comparison really is the thief of joy. ๐Ÿ˜”
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The @aloyoga family has grown substantially since last year, and had I spent this weekend comparing myself to everyone there, I would have been a mess. ๐Ÿคฏ
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Had I done that, I likely would have managed to find 100+ reasons to not feel good enough. ๐Ÿ˜”
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My handstands arenโ€™t as strong as hers. My body/face/whatever isnโ€™t as pretty as hers. My personality isnโ€™t as bubbly as hers. Iโ€™m too this. Iโ€™m not enough that. ๐Ÿคฏ
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Instead, last night I found myself excitedly telling @aubrymarie, about a new breakthrough I had: while all those comparative observations might be facts, for the first time, none of it mattered one bit, because, much to my surprise, Iโ€™m starting to finally feel it in my bones that Iโ€™m enough… no matter what qualities anyone else possesses. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Rather than feeling shy or insecure, I feel like I showed up as myself this weekend, in all of my flawed yet perfect glory, and I HAD A BLAST. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Unlike last year, when I shyly avoided people I didnโ€™t already know well, I made new friends and realized I had missed out on connecting with a lot of epic people last year, because of my own insecurities. ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ
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I was nervous and a little intimidated going into the weekend, but I ended up surprising myself and connecting with 100+ yogis, who, each in their own right, are some of the most inspiring people that I have the pleasure to call my friends. ๐Ÿค—
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I know my insecurities will keep surfacing, and that my self work is far from done, but I think itโ€™s important to be grateful for the moments, when you have a chance to realize that all that challenging self work youโ€™ve been doing, is actually having a noticeable impact. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—

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