"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." -Joseph Campbell
Very wise words were spoken in a yoga class I attended this weekend and I have to share:
Mastering others is strength.
Mastering self is power.
Often I am struck by how much time & energy we waste on trying to:
-get others to do what we want
-judge others, etc.
We spend so much time on other. It's easier to deflect and blame everything outside of us until we realize it drains us of our power.
In some way we think focusing on other keeps us "safe" from having to face ourselves and take responsibility for who we are. It's an illusion.
I think we struggle with this because we feel guilt and shame and actually judge ourselves.
Learn how to master self - our beliefs (it all starts here!), thoughts, emotions, words, and deeds.
Know thyself - dig deep
Love thyself - forgive thyself
Be thyself - show up authentically
I would say mastering self + being ourselves is true power - and the privilege of a lifetime.
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