We have all been there. We are getting ready for something, whether it be a job interview, a date, a speaking engagement. The list goes on and on. Thoughts begin to pass through our mind. Will they like me? Will I be heard and understood? Will they accept me for me?, says that inner voice. In this profound meditation, Irene gives us her words of wisdom about liking and accepting ourselves no matter what.
Prior to listening, I was on the phone with a family member. Every time we talk, I can’t help but have thoughts pass through my mind. While talking, I feel that either this person doesn’t hear me or worse, knocks down any of my ideas. My heart beats faster and I feel my shoulders tense up.
After a few deep breaths into my belly, I felt my shoulders begin to relax. Soon thereafter, the thoughts of the phone call left my mind and I was in the here and now. Listening to Irene’s words of wisdom, I was guided into a loving feeling of acceptance for myself and a loving acceptance for others. While I come from a place of love for this person, if they think it’s too difficult to implement mindfulness into their life right now then, so be it. I can’t change their mind. I’ve tried.
All I can do is continue on with my journey of liking and accepting myself for me. All I can do is continue to learn and grow. By learning and growing each and every day, my hope is to show the masses the way to a happier, much more fulfilling life one day. As I allow myself to live with my heart open, this is what I shall do.
When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter if others like or accept us. It only matters if We like and accept ourselves. It only matters if We Believe in ourselves.
Thank you, Irene for sharing your words of wisdom with us! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️