“Contrary to what most have been told, championing and believing in yourself is your birth right, and the key to successful living…
You might ask, ‘What is that?’
Well let me assure you, it involves much more than just surviving this life…
It means living it with all your callings and passions pursued and relished.
Life is in the living.
This moment right here, right now? It’s not a draft; it’s the real deal. Don’t waste a minute more.
You want to saturate yourself in your life, live in all your bones with all your heart.
This means being on your own side, talking with respect to yourself. It means listening to what your ‘self’ is telling you, and caring deeply, with priority, about those wants, passions and needs.
This person you are, the human you came in to be, that person is at your mercy, treat them well, with dignity, respect, encouragement and belief.
Know you are worthy and start living it…
Everything else is conditioning; everything else is someone else’s agenda.
And remember, living a self-empowered life means helping others along the way, who have forgotten.
When they stumble over the self-denigration minefield, put out your hand and remind them, tell them; they are worth the push it will take them to stand back up.
Never underestimate how much this world needs you to be good to yourself so you can inspire yourself and others, toward an authentic, full life.
Self-esteem is not a dirty word.
But putting yourself down, not believing in the immensity of who you are?
That is foul play.
And you rob this world of the light you came in with… and that is the real you, not the filter others and you have placed on yourself. Clean the lens!
Be who you are and be damn proud of it.
We are all wise enough to know this isn’t about an over inflated ego… it’s about gutsy, show up for yourself honour.
Let that stuff shine.” ~ Lynika
“They both get a bad rap but they’re strong fuel if you remember to put them into the tank, instead of using them as a tyre chock.” ~Lynika
“People often make the mistake of thinking the intention of priority will keep them on track. Or because they believe in prioritising, it will happen organically.
Keeping your priorities in check is like motivation. You need to keep it handy, pull it out and check on it as if it were trail mix. It’ll keep you sustained and on track.” ~ Lynika
“Continue to gravitate to what feeds you, builds you and evokes your laughter and joy. That is the recipe for relentless participation in a blessed life.” ~ Lynika
It’s never too late to be you. ~ Lynika
“Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say…
If you find yourself in these circumstances, the best cure is to tell the truth…
‘I’m sorry I don’t know the right words to say but I care and I’m here for you.’
Avoiding someone because you don’t know what to say is a loss for both of you.
Take care of your friendships and don’t be afraid to show up without answers.
Showing up is what matters most.” ~ Lynika
All it takes is a moment to change everything.
Make yours brave ~ Lynika
“Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.” ~ Native American Indian Proverb
Today I want to also remind you not to be so judgemental on yourself.
You are doing the best you can, trying in a crowded world to hear your voice and find or stay on your path.
Show respect to yourself.
Remember just as your words and judgements can cut another down, you too can be struck numb or dumb by your own self-battering.
Lift yourself up instead.
Acknowledge how far you’ve come and don’t forget to say to yourself regularly, ‘Good on you!’ and mean it.
We come home to ourselves at the end of every day, best make it someone you like, someone you care for, someone you’re going to listen to.
You’re with yourself for life, the one person who won’t leave you, so make sure you notice and say ‘well done cheer champ, you’re a bit of alright!’ and… mean it!
You, you’re worth your own respect and reward.
Live out loud, my friends. The falling down isn’t dangerous. The staying down is.
Feed yourself the right words and company. You deserve the best support, encouragement and championing.
Make sure it comes from within as well as outside. No bullies allowed inside or out.