"I yam what I yam and thats all what I yam." Popeye, the Sailor man
About 3 year ago I decided to take a journey. A journey to love how I am right now as I am. I am in a practice of loving all aspects of my being from what’s on the outside to who and how I am on the inside now, today. No assessment of what I need to change or diatribe about why I am as I am just complete and utter acceptance, love and appreciation for every quirk, roll, bulge, tick, habit, sound, bloat, ache, irritation and jiggle. I devote myself to being patient, kind, considerate and tender with me. And above all compassionate. I engage in conversations and explorations of my thoughts and meet them with curiosity and wonder not judgement and expectation. I dedicate time to sit and be in peaceful silence or moving meditation or loving communion with my loved ones. Through this process I have learned I can teach and share my love of yoga NOW, I can swing from a trapeze NOW, I can wear a bikini in front of strangers on the beach NOW, I can speak my mind, I can advocate for myself, NOW. There is nothing or no one I have to wait for, there is no size I need to be or job I need to have. Through this process I have learned I AM ENOUGH! So now I enjoy the TV shows that make me feel uplifted, informed and expansive, I enjoy the subtle flavors of wines around the world in my mouth and not the cloudiness of my mind, in all that I do I simply ask myself does this serve? In all that I do, I take a moment to take a breath, become aware of how I feel in my body and then make a choice. My choices have led me to a new career that ignites my spirit, an appreciation for this body that walks, runs, dances and leaps. This body that has delivered 3 children and watched them take their first breaths. This body that held my father in his final hours as he took his last. I am blessed to experience this journey in this body each every moment. For that I am grateful for this body right now. For that I know there is no one else I need to become, nowhere I need to be because here I am ....right here right now.