Getting straight to point. We're born knowing how to trust our instincts, how to breathe deeply, how to eat only when we're hungry, how to not care what anyone thinks of our singing voices, dance moves, or hair dos, we know how to play, create and, love without holding back. Then as we grow and learn from the people around us, we replace many of these primal understandings with negative false beliefs, fear, shame, and, self-doubt. Then we wind up in emotional and physical pain. Then we either numb out pain with drugs, sex, booze, TV, Cheetos, etc. Or we settle for mediocrity. OR we rise to the occasion, remember how truly mighty we are, and set out to relearn everything we knew at the beginning all over again. It's like we're born with a big bag of money, more than enough to find any dream of ours. But, instead of following our instincts, we invest in what other people believe we should invest in. Some invest in being tough and too-cool-for-school, some invest in being ashamed of their sexuality instead of being their gloriously gay selves. I'm not talking about being narcissistic, I'm talking about a deep connection with our highest selves, an unshakable ability to forgive our lowest. I'm talking about loving ourselves enough to let go of guilt, resentment, and criticism and embrace compassion, joy, and gratitude. Imagine what our world would be like if everyone loved themselves so much that they weren't threatened by other people's opinions or skin color or sexual preferences or talents or education or their general tendency to just be whoever the hell they are.
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