How did you find day 1 of yoga camp? It was a nice ease into yoga, wasn’t it?
I already shared a lot about acceptance and gratitude yesterday, but today I want to talk about what the mantra I accept means to me personally.
In the middle of my practice, I caught one unwelcomed thought enter my mind. You’ll never be good enough, Victoria. I found it very interesting how these thoughts come so naturally. The world has definitely brainwashed us with false ideas of what we should look like, what we should be capable of, and who we should be.
These two little words – I accept – may seem very trivial, but they actually hold so much power! By telling ourselves “I accept”, we’re choosing to replace that negative self-talk with positive and uplifting thoughts instead.
During every practice I also like to meditate on an attribute of God. Today’s came from Psalm 139:14 which says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
He is a wonderful God who made us in His image – wonderful just like Him! But it’s up to us to accept that and choose to say, “You works are wonderful, I know that full well!”
We don’t have to try to fit that perfect image the world has made up. All we have to do is choose to accept ourselves for who we are and where we are today.