~ The spirit of giving ~
Take a few minutes to reflect on how you give of yourself to the world. Often we get caught up in the frenzy of buying and giving things. Look at the ways you give appreciation, friendship, energy, time, love, and affection, and give of your special talents and abilities throughout the year. Acknowledge yourself for having enriched the lives of others. Spend some time loving yourself for the giving light that you are.
I honor myself for all that I give.
For all you introverts out there like myself, perhaps you might find some or all of these truths to ring in for you, as I do.
As Laura shares, if you find peace with yourself, introvert or extrovert, you’ll find peace in your life in any situation.
I no longer find it a challenge to be an introvert because I’ve embraced it fully and unconditionally, without apologizing for knowing myself and loving who that is. In fact a lot of people don’t believe I am an introvert, which I think happens when we own our truth and our power within that truth. That creates a presence people will recognize and feel, despite your being an introvert or extrovert.
It also then transcends the need for labels and definitions, as we just are who we are at that point and embrace others with the same unconditional acceptance.
As Eckhart Tolle shares, “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
And then I’d add, loving who you are with all of your heart. ❤
The holiday season presents so many challenges to introverts. From the idea that one never feels more alone than in a highly connected crowd that doesn’t resonate … to the fact that each of us has at least a tiny introverted part that can feel overwhelmed or excluded by all the holiday parties and obligations … we will find more peace when we make peace with ourselves. This article has been making the rounds online, but I thought I’d post here, because I know so many clients and blog readers are self described introverts.
In her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking“, Susan Cain illustrates how today’s world has created an Extrovert culture; the ideal is to be sociable, loud, bold, and it is so because it resonates…
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Inner child work has always been a powerful seed “key” to creating change. And when done with unconditionally loving courage, can be the impetus for empowering yourself in unlimited ways.
We all have a child within that is in need of our loving acceptance. No matter how strong and self-reliant you think you are, there is a time for tender vulnerability in everyone’s journey that is needed to cultivate a garden that your child-like heart can creatively and expansively blossom in. This will provide astounding results in your current experience and with all that you intend.
As adults we carry with us false beliefs from the past that as children we learned to believe. A lot of that includes the things that we were taught was “wrong” with us and so the greatest rejection living with us today is the one to, and of, ourselves with these beliefs.
Listening to and softening our inner dialogue to embrace the perfection of all that we are, is a needed part of our daily practice. It is important to know ourselves to be whole and forgive ourselves, as well as revel in the quirky beauty that our inner child has to share.
Loving your inner child will support healing the darkest experiences by shining light on the beauty that was always there. This opens doorways that the Universe will support you with when you are willing to partner with it.