“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
For one minute, we want to put up the blinders. For just a minute we want to pause on the comparison and the false humility to really notice the person in the mirror. Check in with yourself. Notice your feet on the ground. Notice the tips of your fingertips. How do you feel? When we ask how you feel about you does it conjure feelings of anxiety, frustration over not being seen, hopeful about your potential? Any number of emotions might arise and today we want to focus in on the parts of ourselves that are unique and powerful, even if they don’t appear that way at first glance.
Our intent is to see our unique abilities. You want to find those things? Here are 3 things that might help:
- These 10 self-loving mantras from Gaia to help you focus on the things that make you YOU.
We can unintentionally create mantras that are destructive and minimizing when we notice and focus on the things we don’t like about ourselves. “I’m dumb.” “I’m going to mess this up.” “I’m going to get left behind because I’m slow.” Whether or not they’re accurate, we can play ourselves a tape of our negative beliefs so it can require real intent to speak life into the things that are unique and amazing about us. Need help noticing? Here are 10 you can inherit from Gaia to get you started!
- This encouragement to embrace your uniqueness from speaker and dancer Cassandra Naud at TEDxUniversityofPiraeus
Do you have to explain your difference? Should we be pitying people who do not fall into the zone we consider “normal”? What is normal? Cassandra shares her story of embracing every aspect of herself and living in the fullness of her individuality, the way we would hope everyone would do. We loved her TEDx talk about not seeing your differences as limitations!
- These 5 suggesting for discovering and developing your unique gifts and talents, from Fast Company
Perhaps you aren’t even sure what makes you unique. That is understandable. The things we are exceptional in tend to be things we believe everyone can do. Things that are special about us can get lost if we start to wonder if they’re special enough to mention. Here are 5 ways to help you identify the things that might be flying under your radar and grow them! Prepare to be surprised!