Olivia, from what I have learned about you so far, I concur with all your points. You are not being self-centred, you are learning to love yourself. True therapy! We freely admire others, but forget that we also have good points.When I began Yoga I learned to accept and know my body and it's the best thing, as a woman, that I ever learned. So being womanly and curvaceous is very cool.
Olivia,Love the video and the ideas for appreciation of ourselves. I think it can be a powerful exercise so I will borrow it from you. Thanks. Welcome to Youtube.Kate
Olivia--Kudos for sharing, and (as always) sharing in a way which makes it clear that you are opened up as wide as you can be!The whole self-acceptance thing has so many barriers, and the hardest of all, in my opinion, is dropping the one we people pleasers hide behind so often: "I can't do that, because everyone else comes first! My own needs will be met, but not today..."It was one of the many times that I had run my own well bone dry that I finally realized that I can best help others if I nourish and nurture my own being! So, now, I'm first in line. I still have moments that I cringe with guilt when I keep to a plan to do something for me when someone else asks for my help at the very time I had planned to have "me time."That happens much less often today than only a couple of years ago.You go, O! I have to stop typing now--there are quite a few videos on OTV I need to catch up on...
Thanks, Patti, Kate, and Rick,I love sharing with you all...your comments are so perceptive and interesting, and of course, edifying and encouraging. I can hardly wait to get to the computer to see my comments after I've posted something new that is meaningful to me. I know that I'm going to get important and provocative feedback. Patti reminds me the importance of integrating this into my yoga practice; actually, to revive my yoga practice at the point post-NaNoWriMo. Kate adopted the exercise for her life, which I hoped at least one person would do. Rick expanded on self-acceptance, something I'm in the beginning stages of...just out of the gate...and encouraged me to keep going with OTV!Thank you, three fantastic friends :)Love and blessings and peace,O
The videos have worked really well, no problems at all.This is a great idea. 5 acceptance things about yourself. I should incorporate that into my blog too!Love YaAnniexxx
I'm so so glad the videos work, Annie. That's great news.I think you would enjoy the exercise. I know I am getting a lot out of it. I love you, too :) xxoo, O
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