I read words and quotes like these every day posted by my friends on Facebook – I share them, I think them and I certainly wish for them for the world.
But after 28 days into this challenge, 28 days of really looking at myself in the mirror Ive just begun to understand that if I cant do these things for myself: like show myself the compassion I show others, or drop my pride and ask for the help of others, or to practice compassion on myself, then how can I turn these ideals into action for others?
These lovely quotes are just words until they can really be applied to oneself.
Staring at oneself in the mirror everyday for 90 minutes in a moving meditation, is one of the hardest things to do with this kind of yoga. There are no filters, no moving away when something goes wrong and when you screw up, you screw up. Theres no hiding from your own eyes.
This face to face with myself has been an eye-opener. Its made me realize that my inside voice isnt always so nice to me.
Its made me understand that I am not perfect, that there are things I need to work on, that Ill probably need to work on for the rest of my life, and thats okay. Its more than Okay! Its great its made me much more comfortable with who I am. I might not be perfect, but Im doing my best in everything, not just yoga!
Thanks to this daily hot room challenge, Im learning to really appreciate who I am, learning to love myself, and smile back at that me in the mirror.
Im doing this yoga to help girls around the world be accepted, and its ended up helping me to become more accepting of myself!
I hope you find something that helps inspire you to love yourself!