I began my day today with someone saying to me “you know you are awesome, right?”. It caused me to pause. It was a take a breath moment.
I thought about the question and then I just embraced it and answered “yes I am”. It felt so good. In the past if anyone complimented me I always deflected or said something deprecating. It was not a good practice. Learning to embrace the good parts of me and accepting compliments with grace and openness is what ignited major changes in my life. I would highly recommend that you practice this every time someone extends a compliment or validates your awesomeness. When you do it will transform the way you think and feel about yourself. This is a huge awareness to embrace so pay attention. It gets better.
One of my coaches asked me many years ago to list the people in my life that I admired and aspired to be like and to include the reason why. My list was quite long and many of the people were public figures, authors, actors, talk show hosts, influencers in my life and many more. The qualities these people possessed were diverse. My vision for myself was to be the best version of me by embracing the qualities that my role models possessed.
While reviewing the list of attributes with my coach he reminded me of Martha Beck’s “If you spot it, you got it” theory. He told me that if I can see these qualities in another, it means that they also exist in me. If they didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to see them. He explained this as the law of reflection and that it was scientific to the letter.
He suggested that if I didn’t feel I possessed the quality I needed to look deeper into my self and ask what part of me was holding back its expression in my life.
This is where the real work started for me in terms of finding my awesome.
I had to figure out what I believed about myself that prevented me from seeing the quality in me and only in another. I discuss these strategies in my book Take a Breath so I won’t go into too much detail here. The point I am making is that you are awesome. Do you believe it? Can you embrace it? How do you express it?
Trust me on this, you would not be reading this article if you were not awesome. You and I are connected through the laws of energy and whatever attracted you to me was an energy that is like itself. Remember the laws of energy state scientifically that what you radiate you magnetize. I radiated awesomeness and I magnetized YOU!! Yes you are awesome and my wish for you is to have an awesome long week-end.
I used the cover of my book to illustrate awesome… the view, nature, mountains, it all is so beautiful and amazing…. It makes you pause and realize that if you open your heart and embrace what is right in front of you, you can accept that it is also in you. Beauty, wonder, expansiveness, connection. It is all there for you to embrace and radiate.
Sending love, light and blessing to all the hearts that are open to receive.
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