Below you’ll find an excerpt from Radical Self Love Letters, a mailing list where I write a love letter to you every day for a year. It’s a great way to get started with your radical self love practice: each letter contains my personal reflections, concepts to think about, a prompt or action to explore, and some wise words to keep your heart light.
This is just an example of the kind of thing I send out every morning. I hope it inspires you!
It’s tempting to wear sweatpants, numb your mind with reality television, gorge yourself on processed foods. It’s easy to gossip with your workmates, to secretly detest your lover, to drag your carcass from one place to the next. To live a life that is unremarkable; to do the bare minimum. In fact, that’s the way most people live.
But it’s a choice.
You can choose to fly under the radar forever, and never come anywhere near fulfilling your real potential. Or you can step into being the person you know you can be.
I used to think “potential” was a curse. It was always on my report card. “Not living up to her potential,” it said. It made me mad. It felt like a burden.
These days, a little older and a tiny bit wiser, I realise what potential actually means. It means anything you choose. Limitless possibilities. The opportunity to be and do anything you want. Anything in the entire universe.
Not such a slur, really.
Stepping up and into the shoes of the person you know exists within you is terrifying. The simple act of trying is a heart-stopper. If you fail, you have no one to blame but yourself… And a lot of people don’t want to take that responsibility. So they never step up. And nothing ever changes.
But if you decide to take the leap… Ahhh. I’ll meet you on the other side, my friend.
“How intensely do I want to exist?” (Sera Beak)
Radical Self Love prompt: Take the leap.
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