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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. 😔
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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. 🤯
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Had I done that, I likely would have managed to find 100+ reasons to not feel good enough. 😔
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My handstands aren’t as strong as hers. My body/face/whatever isn’t as pretty as hers. My personality isn’t as bubbly as hers. I’m too this. I’m not enough that. 🤯
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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, I’m starting to finally feel it in my bones that I’m enough… no matter what qualities anyone else possesses. 🙏🏻🙌🏻
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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. 😃
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Unlike last year, when I shyly avoided people I didn’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. 👯‍♀️
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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. 🤗
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I know my insecurities will keep surfacing, and that my self work is far from done, but I think it’s important to be grateful for the moments, when you have a chance to realize that all that challenging self work you’ve been doing, is actually having a noticeable impact. 🙏🏻🙌🏻💗

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