DO YOU! NO LONGER DOUBT YOURSELF
JULY 23RD, 2008: So on Tuesday night I was watching a show called "Shear Genius" on Bravo. The deal is that hairstylists compete for a grand prize survivor style. The main challenge on this night was teaching regular women how to style their own hair. The woman who self-styled her own hair the worst lost - her stylist then was out of the competition. Bummer that we have so little confidence in ourselves that we don't even believe we can style our own hair, you know? We don't know how to be as we are.
Dr. Wayne Dyer writes, "the greatest mistake we make, which causes a loss of self-respect, is making the opinions of others MORE IMPORTANT than our own opinion of ourselves." Even the word self-respect pretty much says it all, it originates from the self. Yogis have always recognized all we need is within us. These days it takes a great deal of courage to DO YOU (as Russell Simmons writes in the book of the same name which encourages "staying true to who you are.")
I hope your yoga helps you learn to make sensitive adjustments in your thoughts, in your actions and that this helps you take responsibility for doing YOU. Ultimately I wish that you no longer doubt yourself and stop withholding self-love. I leave you the words of Mark Twain, "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." Give it to yourself now, as you are. LOVE YOU! Silvia