#SELFLOVEFEB DAY 20: STOP BEING NORMAL

Imagine a woman who has grown in knowledge and love of herself. A woman who has vowed faithfulness to her own life.Who remains loyal to herself. Regardless.
 Imagine yourself as this woman. 

– Patricia Lynn Reilly 

The word normal means usual, typical or expected. People will say “that’s not normal” as if whatever is not normal is wrong or unhealthy. Normal does not mean healthy. In fact, it has become the antithesis of healthy because most things we consider normal are disturbingly dysfunctional.

Take the way we love our lives, for example. It is usual, it is typical, it is expected and it is very dysfunctional. Any life that requires you to ignore your organic needs and essential nature in order to “thrive” is dysfunctional.

As a society we are exhausted, anxious, stressed, depressed, always pressed for time. It is normal in our society to be sick and tired.

If you pay attention you will notice that everything else in nature has an ebb and a flow, an inhale and an exhale – there is an equal amount of doing and being. We push push push. We do do do. We are completely out of balance because we live our lives from the outside in. Our actions are dictated by things outside of ourselves – mostly deadlines, bonus cycles and retirement plans. We only, barely, rest during weekends. We get about 21 – 30 leave days in the year to dedicate to own our needs and desires.  This is normal, it is utterly dysfunctional.

For some reason, we have been mesmerised into thinking that this is the track to success even though we need coffee and sugar to get us going, cigarettes and more sugar to keep us going, wine to wind us down and a bad bout of the flu to force us to stop.

When you honour your body, and the longings of your soul, and learn to live from the inside out, instead of from the outside in, that is when you are on the path to true success however you may define it.

If you had the power to create a life that worked for you, what would it look like?

Dare to dream it. It is possible for you.

Sometimes we refuse to acknowledge our desires because, we don’t want to seem different. In that case re-read the post from Day 18. More often we can’t imagine how we can manifest our heart’s truest desires so we don’t even entertain them.

What if I told you that I could support you in manifesting your Biggest Hairiest, most Audacious Desires? I can, and we’ll talk about that later. With that assurance I would like you to  just ask yourself; “If I had the power to create a life that worked for me, what would that life look like? What would I do? What would I have? How would I be? How would I feel?”

You deserve it. You are worthy of it. You were born for it.

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