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Yoga Girl Daily - December 2nd 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Intention Setting, Make It Happen Monday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

This week’s affirmation will remind you that you don’t have to change anything about yourself. You are good enough the way you are!

We live in a society that tells us to improve; to do better, look better, make more money, be more successful, be thinner, be smarter. It’s a radical idea to think that you are already enough just as you are.

But here’s the thing: by accepting ourselves completely we pave the way for growth and improvement naturally. We can’t grow from a place of fear and non-acceptance.

Only loving yourself can lead to sustainable, long-lasting growth. You have to start by changing the way you see yourself.

Grow from a place of already feeling whole!


[00:49] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Monday, you guys! It's Make It Happen Monday today. It's the first day of a brand new week. And I really enjoyed the affirmation we set last week. So not just working with intentions and whatever we're intending to create or intending to do this week. But turning that energy around, making it a little bit more personal by setting an affirmation for ourselves, something that's a little closer to home and reminding ourselves that we already have that energy of whatever it is we're looking to create so we can put ourselves in the way of that vibration by focusing on creating it here, now and focusing on what's already present and affirming to ourselves the thing that we're looking to invite into our lives in a present tense.

[01:44] So for our affirmation this week, I have a really good one and this is something I feel a lot of us struggle with. And by actually repeating this simple affirmation can help turn a challenging energy around our affirmation this week is: I am good enough the way I am. I am good enough the way I am. I'm going to say that one more time because it feels really good to say: I am good enough the way I am. And this is a radical idea, especially in this society. We live in a world that tells us we constantly should be improving. We constantly have to do better. We constantly have to look better, be more successful, make more money, be thinner, be more good looking, be smarter. Every day we are bombarded with messages around how actually you aren't good enough the way you are because actually you should be doing better right now.

[02:42] You should be better; you should be different. And it's something that we're taught from a very, very young age. The idea of being good enough the way we are doesn't mean that we all of a sudden stop looking for growth or that we stop looking to evolve or you know, improve certain areas of our lives. Of course, we can work toward goals and growth and you know we want to be part of our own personal evolution every day. I personally genuinely believe that it's very hard to grow if our intention for growth is that we feel like we're not accepted or not good enough the way we are. So that means we're starting off with this very negative, fear-based idea that we won't be loved, we won't be accepted, we won't be supported unless we change and adapt and improve. So that whole idea that I have to get better or I have to look different or I have to do better, or whatever it is, we think we have to change about who we are.

[03:37] Because if I don't, I won't be accepted or I'm not good enough the way I am. So I have to change, I have to improve. It's really hard to create sustainable long lasting growth from that place of fear or from that place of feeling like we're not enough, from that place of nonacceptance. So by affirming to ourselves and doing that as much as it takes. So every day or every moment you find that inner critical voice in the back of your head telling you that you should doubt whether or not you're doing a good job or telling you that you aren't good enough the way you are. Changing that record, changing that voice in your head and beginning to affirm to yourself that I am good enough the way I am already here now without having to be different, without having to change my body, without having to improve my career with a having to try to be a better person or a better version of myself.

[04:32] Already now I am good enough the way I am. I’m worthy the way I am. I'm worthy of love. I'm worthy of acceptance. I belong the way I am. I am good enough the way I am. By settling and anchoring deeply into that belief, it's going to be much easier to actually access real growth, some sort of real change, if you're looking to invite change into your life, and then whatever change you're creating or whatever growth you're leaning toward, it's going to be something really genuine because it's going to come from a place of feeling supported, of feeling already good enough. So knowing that it's not like we're lacking or that there's something wrong with us, actually we're good the way we are, and then whatever growth we're looking to have manifest, we grow from that place of already feeling whole, of already feeling good enough the way we are.

[05:25] So it's a much happier place to begin and chances are, if we affirm this to ourselves a lot, we are going to feel better in our bodies. We're going to feel better in our lives. And perhaps you'll realize that actually that thing that I thought I had to change, I actually don't. It's just the idea I'm fed all the time that I have to change, but actually maybe I can just let myself rest the way I am. So affirm this to yourself as much as you need to this week. Write it out on a post it note, you know, put it in your car or your bathroom mirror. Maybe use this as a part of your meditation or intention setting for when you're practicing yoga. Find different ways to incorporate this affirmation into your life this week and remind yourself of it every single day. I am good enough the way I am. Thank you so much for connecting to this affirmation with me for Make It Happen Monday today. Wishing you a beautiful week and Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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