Change is positive and lasting when born of self love and acceptance.
Changes made out of lack are not sustainable.
Ex. Buying designer clothes or expensive cars to gain attention or get people to like you. The likability of you isn’t tied up in things. It comes from within. After the excitement of the new thing wears off you are still left feeling unlikeable and will quickly find yourself seeking the next thing to fill the void.
However, when we want more or better for ourselves because we love ourselves and want to grow and experience new things these types of changes are rooted in authenticity. We are The Becoming of something new, which is way better than trying to replace yourself with a different ‘more acceptable’ version of you.
I want to share with you the last verse of a song from a class I’ve taught many times over. Just the Way I Am by Jai Josephs
“ I love myself the way I am
And still I want to grow.
But change outside can only come
When deep inside I know
I’m beautiful and capable of being the best me I can.
And I love myself just the way I am”
Blessings to you beautiful people. I love you just the way you are. xo