We all have our issues or our "stuff." It's what makes us human! If we had ourselves and everything in our lives perfected, I guess this show would be over, right?
In my workshops we talk a lot about habits or ways of living that block what we truly desire for our lives. People get super excited about moving away from these habits and more toward living in ways that support their minds, bodies and spirits... but what happens after the workshop?
Why is it so difficult to let these "hold-you-down habits" go? Why isn't it a cake walk to move more toward self-love, self-acceptance and self-nurturing?
I think one reason is we don't think we are enough. When we feel this way, we tend to "fill up" on other things that feed us. Maybe it's shopping, food, gossiping, etc. When we feel we aren't enough, it's tempting to reach outward to make us feel okay. The work comes, however, from reaching within to find ways to calm our minds and hearts down to the point where we know/feel/believe that who we are at the core is perfect.
I am big in to mantras. If you came to my home you might giggle a bit as my Mother does, when you see the "affirmation cards" posted around the house... mostly near light switch plates and on mirrors. One of my favorite is "I am enough." If you take anything away from today's gem, remember that you ARE enough. Write it down today... who cares if they laugh.
All is good. All is well.