One of the most empowering skills I’ve ever learned is the ability to choose the way I want to feel. For most of my life, I didn’t even know this was an option. I assumed that my emotions dictated my feelings and that I simply had no control over that.
I imagine myself being dragged around on a leash by my emotions, being pulled this way and that way, having no say in the direction I was going or what would come next. I remember putting so much stock in my emotions, believing them at every turn, and making some pretty big life decisions simply because I was feeling a certain way.
When you really think about it, our emotions are really all over the place. One moment we can feel one way and then with the blink of an eye, that emotion disappears and another one takes its place. A good deal of the time, we don’t even know why. Emotions are constantly coming and going, and if we follow them around blindly, eventually we may find ourselves standing in a place we...
Are you deeply and profoundly in love with you?
When we think about falling in love, we usually think about falling in love with another person. That human being who is going to be our partner and touch us deeply at the core of our very being. And it truly is magical when you think about it. The flirting, the anticipation, the curiosity, and the discovery. It’s absolutely one of the most amazing human experiences I can think of.
And… so is the experience of falling in love with you. Now, I don’t just mean liking yourself or thinking you’re ok enough. I mean, loving yourself so much that your heart swells with gratitude and appreciation for everything you are and everything you will be. Loving yourself down to the core of who you are, all of you, through to the depths of your soul.
Does this sound silly? Impossible? Am I just an idealist or a romantic? The answer is no, but I understand that you might not want to just take my word for it.
So, I have a...
The power of love and showing up everyday through your challenges with Jennifer Butler.
In this episode we chat about:
- The power of loving yourself
- The power of accountability
- How to navigate challenges
Take a second right now and think of something that you’ve longed for. Something you’ve wanted so badly it may have even hurt. It may have been simple like a hug or appreciation. Or it may have been more complex like a relationship or wealth.
Whatever it is, take a moment to feel into that memory.
I have noticed that most of the time, you long for things from a space of lack or worry. You’re centered in the “not having” and consumed by those feelings. You’re focused on what’s missing.
From this place you are helpless. Questioning your value and worth. Wondering if life has it out for you.
From this place you can only create more of what you don’t have, pulling you further from the things you really do want.
From this place you can feel hopeless, maybe even throw in the towel and give up on your dreams.
I’ve been there and I get it.
I’ve been there and I know there is another way.
You are the source of your reality and the...