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20140806-233330.jpgDay 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me

Thought for the day: As I am willing to accept all of me, I am more willing to accept more of you

Daily Quote:
Trust does not mean that everything will be all right. Trust means everything is already all right. Trust knows no future; trust knows only the present. The moment you think of the future, it is already distrust.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about accepting all that is the Self.

We comprise of good and bad, dark and light, and beauty and ugly. In order to be whole, we must accept all of us. The minute we reject a part of ourselves, we judge ourselves, and this keeps us from being kind, loving, and compassionate toward ourselves… and others.

Everything starts with our own selves. If we cannot accept ourselves fully, we won’t be able to accept another. If we cannot love ourselves for all that we are, we won’t be able to love someone that way also.

Acceptance is letting go and allowing. It is allowing our authentic self to shine. So let’s shine on and be our beautiful, authentic selves. Let’s make our own unique mark in this world.

Excerpt from the course
The moment you judge a part of yourself, you are dividing yourself into two. You are a whole. All these tricks you have learned about division have to be dropped. You have learned to divide yourself into the godly part and the devilish part, the good and the bad, the high and the low. Drop all divisions. That’s what acceptance means. Acceptance means there is no question of condemnation and whatever is the case, you accept it. Suddenly, there comes a transformation in your being.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness

20140503-081341.jpgI found this beautiful card, and inside it reads… “Always be your own glorious self. You do it Perfectly!” I am going to give it to my little sister (please don’t tell.) 😉

Virtually, I would like to share this card to Nerd In The Brain, for sharing her authenticity, creativity, and fun through her creations, games, and blog! You are exceptional!

#100HappyDays #Happy #Authenticity #Fun #Creativity #Expressing Self #Exceptional #Self

Link:
Nerd In The Brain

Related post:
Finding Your Flow – Day 19: Expressing You

20140502-203201.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)

Today’s meditation is about sharing our authentic selves to the world. As we celebrate our own uniqueness, we can inspire others to also share their real selves to the world.

Each of us have a different song we want to sing, and that makes each of us so special. There will never be another (state your name) here, in this world. Knowing that, wouldn’t it be nice to share your song?

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate my unique expression.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Janaha, which means “I express my uniqueness into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)

20140425-053446.jpgThis is the second week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week two focuses on connecting with the seven chakra centers to “build a grounded state of peace and possibility.” Week two will activate what we found within last week.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)


20140425-054111.jpgToday we activate the 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, which will help us to fully express our truth and our most authentic selves. In doing so, we can immerse ourselves in “creative unlimited joy!”

When we express our truth and vision, we create a better inner reality for us, one that is more positive. It is akin to choosing how to perceive our experiences–choosing to be happy, choosing to see love, rather than fear, etc. We are set free, and we can be in a more optimistic space, able to share kindness, love, forgiveness, and be willing and able to take more risks in life, for better fulfillment in it.

Today’s centering thought is “my life energy expresses its truth.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Shakini Namaha, which means “I activate my creativity.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)

handsI received a text today in response to my latest post, “When In Doubt, Follow Your Heart.” It said, “Being in love… Overrated ;-).” To which I replied, “LOL! I figured I’d be more open to it. Haha!”

It took a lot for me to be my authentic self. I fought my way through the emotional baggages, unworthiness, and fear from an abusive relationship in order to get my life and voice back. I looked hard at myself, so I could change and learn to accept and love myself for who and what I am.

Funny that it was so much easier for me to give someone unconditional love, when I was wanting and needing it for myself. Now, I will never be wanting, because now, I love myself.

Last night, a friend told me, “You weren’t ready to give your heart to someone, but now, it feels like you are.” I laughed and said, “you should read the next post I am writing (Day 30/365 post).” I can’t say that I am not scared, because I am, but I also feel excited about it too.

By knowing and loving myself, I now know that only I can love myself the way I need to be loved. Because I love myself, I can love someone wholeheartedly without losing myself. Because I love myself, I will attract the right people to me, and one day, a man is going to knock my socks off (I hope in all ways!), and I will do the same and more (I’m an overachiever)! 😉 He will be my match in every way, and he will be my Spiritual partner as well–someone who will inspire me to be better and I will do the same.

Everything I have learned so far in life has led me to today, this moment. To fully live is to fully love. So… with my open (and better) heart, I look forward to all possibilities coming my way.

Disclaimer:
Image courtesy of tungphoto at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FYHI have love for my family and friends. I have given unconditional love to others, but I will let you in on a secret…  I have never been in love.  How sad is that, right? I almost put it on my bucket list. HaHa!

In the process of learning to love myself–my authentic self–I really had to look at myself in the mirror.  I realized I put so many restrictions in my life.  That was why I couldn’t be free to live my life the way it should be lived… Happy, Free, and Fulfilled!

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
~~ Deepak Chopra

I have been hurt and watched others get hurt.  Somehow, at a young age, I closed off my heart with stop signs in all directions and locked it up.  It didn’t matter that a part of my life wouldn’t be able to expand and grow.  At that time, it was better not to be hurt.

If your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.
~~ Marilyn vos Savant

It helped that I had a very logical mind. My mind rationalized everything, making it easier and easier for me to limit any experiences involving my heart.  My mind did a great job of being a dragon, keeping its jewel (my heart) safe.

As I learned to love myself, I realized that in keeping my heart closed, I had imprisoned my Spirit as well.  It wasn’t until after meditating regularly did I realize that I not only have to relearn to trust my heart, but also my intuition too, because the heart and Spirit go hand-in-hand.

Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
— Author Unknown

I had to make a choice.  I had to open my heart to fully live and experience everything this life has to offer.  I had to open my heart to all possibilities–which could mean falling in love or maybe falling out of it.  It was time for my heart to experience fully.  It was time for me to experience fully.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”

~~ Steve Jobs

My heart is open, but in baby steps mode, but open nonetheless.  As I continue to trust my heart and my intuition, my life is becoming richer and more colorful.  There is still a bit of fear, but I think, everyday, I am getting better at the whole open heart thing.

Also, in the process of loving myself, I learned that I have a far better heart than a better head. ;D

I am grateful for my better heart.  The better heart is much more ready and willing to experience the many things in life.  So now, wherever I go, I do my best to go with all my heart.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
~~ Confucius

I am grateful for Oprah’s Lifeclass with Dr. Brené Brown, Part 1 (watching Part 2 soon). I may be one of the few people who haven’t heard of her, but I now know who Dr. Brown is. Wow!

Here are some of her quotes:

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”

When I started this blog, I really vacillated on how much of myself to share. I was afraid of being vulnerable.

You see, this is my second blog. I started my first blog almost a year ago, and for the most part, it is anonymous. In it, I wrote about my past emotional and physical pain, and what I learned from facing my pain, abuse, mistrust, and my fears–in order to live my most authentic self.

I felt that my first blog helped me to face past baggages, cleanse, and find myself. I am grateful I was able to get a lot of things off my chest and make positive changes in my life. I feel that I have transcended most of the obstacles of my past and can now move on–which also meant, letting go of the first blog.

I knew that by putting this second blog up, I will publicly be putting myself out there, especially when I start working on my bucket list and posting images of my adventures as I complete them.

After watching part 1 of the Lifeclass with Dr, Brené Brown, I realized that vulnerability is also part of living life fully, and opening myself up is a brave thing to do and can help me connect much better with others.

Dr. Brown said, “there’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there and letting ourselves be seen.”

Being vulnerable allows us to be our most authentic selves.

I am grateful also to the people who have followed me thus far, and for sharing their own experiences, thoughts, and stories in their own blogs–and for showing their own vulnerabilities also. Thank you for our new connection and for inspiring me with you own posts.


Some links to share:

Brené Brown’s Site
Oprah’s Lifeclass with Dr. Brené Brown

I am grateful for validations I received in regards to the positive and healing changes I have made to re-align my life. Awareness and blessings are coming into my life in increasing abundance, and I am getting to know and love my most authentic self.

(For 10/18/13)

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