“And if I don’t
I will die,
because I have to be
So … I wrote a poem about this when I was about 8 years.
A caterpillar is destined to be a butterfly. It’s in the cards.
This grayish green, wet crinkled straw paper looking insect turns into a magnificent, flying example of transformation.
Of being true to yourself.
Yet, the road getting there is a winding one at that.
Decades later I wrote a book about it. In my story, my sweet caterpillar is terrified of leaving the garden.
She is terrified of the unknown.
And of dropping into the well of all healing.
Yet, she does.
It’s her destiny.
And she doesn’t even know it. But, destiny knows it.
Something bigger knows it.
She takes that giant leap of faith … or that giant crawl of perseverance.
All sixteen legs are in.
She knows something more is out there and she must know what that is.
The pieces within her that she’s ignored will not be ignored any longer.
The still place within her that speaks to her at night … will not be kept asleep.
This inner place knows exactly who you are and what your life is for.
The place of purpose and soul.
“Lack of focus leads to a lack of greatness.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
So, why do I bring this up?
Because a lot of people want to do something with their lives.
However, they’re afraid they won’t be great at it.
Yet, when we focus, we can get great at it.
We may not be the best … but we get better and better. (Only one person can be the best anyway.)
Focus, keep doing it, and getting better at it.
And here’s why it’s worth the effort:
The soulful desires we have: those desires are given to us.
As a soul coach, when I talk about purpose and desire … I am NOT saying this lightly:
We are given a specific make up (desire and ability) to see through a specific purpose or purposes.
If you doubt this … please don’t.
Because once you believe this, you’ll be unstoppable.
This is what I experienced.
I doubted, doubted, questioned, wondered …
While I told myself: Don’t believe those limits you’ve set. Don’t believe them. You were given talents, etc. for a good reason. Doubting it only keeps you from helping the world.
And who does that serve?
When we figure out our place in the world … we CAN become great at it.
Large or small.
Summer and fall.
It doesn’t matter, it’s just you using your special combo for a purpose that’s particular to YOU.
And everyone wins:)
#soul #jeannenanglesoulcoach #self-love #Seinfeld
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Of course this also applies to how we treat ourselves.
So, I want to encourage you to do things differently.
I am excited that apparently … a lot of people believe in the importance of self-love!
I’ve had hundreds of people personally inquire and many of them enroll in The Power of Self-love already!
I am happy to see people taking this very important step for themselves.
Because to truly love yourself and …
Treat yourself with love …
And feel secure in who you are … is the BEST gift you can give yourself AND those around you!
Seriously! You’re not the only one who benefits!
Your children benefit because they see the example of someone who knows how to love themselves.
And believe me when I tell you, this WILL influence how they treat themselves.
Not to mention how your spouse or partner will benefit from being with a more secure person.
I stress this point, because if you’re on the fence about investing in yourself,
then I hope to move you off the fence.
Because I wouldn’t want to see you stuck indefinitely. And quite honestly, I’ve seen that happen.
Taking action, DOING something different is vitally important.
Otherwise nothing changes. And we stay the same.
#self-love #soul #Einstein #jeannenanglesoulcoach
Do secure people feel shame and guilt? Definitely!
I sure have … and do.
Yet, much of the stuff I’ve been ashamed of wasn’t my fault …
While some of it was.
Sometimes we are ashamed of being different or coming from families that are different, whatever that means.
Guilt and shame are part of life, it’s what we do with it that determines how self-loving we are.
It’s actually been measured… and shame is one of the lowest level, most painful emotions that exist.
And we can still love ourselves through it. We really can.
So we will feel good enough for the lives we want.
The human spirit is remarkably resilient.
I’ve seen people triumph after unspeakable tragedies. They just keep putting one foot in front of the other each day.
And yet, it helps to have skills … to help us along.
This is part of self-love, learning how to care for your emotional self, so you will feel secure and lovable, in spite of what’s happened to you.
Then, the strength of your spirit is able to come forward.
#self-love #soul #humanspirit #jeannenanglesoulcoach
Is there a part of you that knows there’s more to life?
Or … more to your life?
And you want to jump in …
But, you just can’t quite figure this part out?
I know the feeling.
Being ready, willing, and able to jump into your life and yet doubting some part of it or you.
Elton John has this beautiful song in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road called: This song has no title.
In the song he says:
Look in the mirror and stare at myself,
And wonder if that’s really me on the shelf.
This song hits me where I live.
And I’m not even sure I understand it.
But, somewhere within me I do.
At times … have I left myself on the shelf?
I think that’s the line that lingers with me.
So, if this resonates with you at all …
Then, I want to encourage you to jump into your life.
By loving yourself … enough.
Because … it begins with us.
This is the power of self-love.
When you begin loving yourself … you empower yourself.
You jump in.
It’s how we become the powerful people we are destined to become.
We love ourselves … so we can lead full lives.
And to that end …
#self-love #soul #jeannenanglesoulcoach