29 lessons in 29 years
1. It is not always comfortable to be a nonconformist. And not everyone is supposed to understand or agree with you.
2. Loving yourself is a daily practice that begins with acceptance of everything that you are.
3. Saying “no” to requests is just as important as saying “yes” to your priorities.
4. Feeling vibrant and abundant is a choice we make every single day when we wake up.
5. Forgiveness is the conscious act of releasing the burden of carrying someone else’s mistakes.
6. Confidence derives from feeling attuned to your self-worth: with all of your flaws and imperfections.
7. All projections of our ego serve to teach us how to tame our judgment and be more compassionate with each other.
8. No one can love us the way we deserve to be loved if we don’t allow for this love to merge with our self-love.
9. If we always play “safe” because of the risk of getting hurt, we miss out on the opportunity to seize the moments when our breath gets taken away.
10. If we base our self-esteem on someone else’s validation, we deprive ourselves of our own approval.
11. Perfectionism is unforgiving, and it prays on our insecurities.
12. The root of most of our sorrows is the self-induced belief of not being enough.
13. Regardless of one’s upbringing or past mistakes, at the core of our being, we were born enough.
14. Proper nourishment is a form of self-respect. The body is our friend, and it deserves care and attention.
15. The abyss of our fear can only be entered with the courage to follow this fear.
16. If we hide from our truth, no one would be able to see us as well.
17. Sharing is a form of caring: there will always be someone benefiting from our gifts and passions.
18. When we are hungry for knowledge, our mind feeds itself on discovery and inquisitiveness.
19. I wish I knew all of this when I was nineteen. 🙂
20. If we have a solid vision of what we want, we will get there even if it takes us a couple of years.
21. Our physical attributes are meaningless unless we like ourselves, even if there is no one else to praise us.
22. Our body has innate intelligence whose voice gets muted unless we learn how to “listen” to its cues.
23. Being an eloquent communicator is derived from mastering the skills of empathy.
24. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and honest bridges our heart the hearts of our audience.
25. Movement and rhythm are the tools our soul uses to express herself physically.
26. The key to emotional intelligence is honoring one’s emotions without being manipulated by them.
27. Having a purpose is not the same as having hobbies. Having hobbies adds joy to our lives. Having a purpose embodies the joy.
28. There is nothing more rewarding in this world than feeling and sharing unconditional love that doesn’t involve attachments.
29. Being a conscious human being is the first step to spreading the light that lives in all of us.