Do you ever dream about the person you think you’re supposed to be? Ever wonder why you’re not happy, or struggling? Do you have days where you feel like you’ve got it all figured out, and the next day you feel like you’re a novice?
Have you ever taken a moment to ask a very simple question?
“Am I part of the problem?”
Here’s the ugly truth … most days, you’re the one in your own way. Sometimes you’re the mean girl (or guy) who isn’t kind and positive. Sometimes you are that jealous person that cant seem to muster up a positive thing to say about anyone.
Sometimes, you’re that person to others. Sometimes, you’re that person to yourself.
YOU can be both the problem and the solution. Want to know why?
It’s because everyday is an opportunity to grow into the person you want to be.
Life is programmed to throw challenging situations our way so that we can learn new things about ourselves, both good and bad. What’s important is that we take responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our actions. @intuitionheals (Click to Tweet!)
Being the problem doesn’t make us less worthy, less amazing, or all around awful. What it does mean is that we screw up from time to time and those moments are an opportunity to forgive ourselves, to learn, and to grow into better versions of ourselves.
I think we all can relate to this. We often have expectations of ourselves to be perfect and need friendly reminders to give ourselves a break!
The next time you say to yourself, “Wow, you really effed up!” take a deep breath and thank yourself for noticing how you messed up. Forgive yourself. Apologize if you hurt anyone due to a lack of consciousness. Move on with your head up high and commit to doing better next time.
Making mistakes doesn’t make us bad or toxic people. Making mistakes also doesn’t give us the right to jump on the self-hatred, self-loathing pity train. Those moments just give us the opportunity to show up better next time.
Making mistakes simply makes us human.
May this touch your heart and serve as a reminder to be kind and gentle to yourselves in all your waking moments.
Robin Lee is a medical intuitive, author, mentor, gratitude advocate, and speaker who has helped thousands of people around the world understand the language of their bodies. Robin believes that our bodies innately know how to balance and heal themselves if given proper care and support. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter, where she shares tips, tools, and techniques to honor our bodies and heal our lives!
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