You are enough. You are beautiful. You are meant to be in this world. But somehow this gets lost, downplayed or even muted from circumstances outside our own. As children we’re young and naïve, simply yearning to feel loved and supported. But if your infancy needs were not met this wounded inner child ultimately stays with you emotionally, mentally and energetically. And while we may not remember everything about our childhood but the body remembers. This can manifest in adult life in a multitude of ways such as trust and intimacy issues, addictive/compulsive behaviours, narcissistic disorders and depression. Without a healthy inner healthy life we look for fulfilment outside ourselves. We live a life believing something or someone else can completely us and make us happy and at peace. When in fact, to move forward in life we must reclaim and heal our own inner child, because true fulfilment and peace must come from within.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday today on my blog I'm sharing an article I wrote for the top U.S. lifestyle media brand Mind Body Green, inspired by my experience back and forth from London to Los Angeles for my father on hospice care. Some of you may or may not be familiar with the powerful benefits of yoga. Today's blog gives a glimpse into how this powerful practice can help you through a crisis. The original article can be found here.
"At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
It wasn't always about Om-ing, buying organic and being a vegetarian in my life. Twelve years ago, in Los Angeles B.C. (Before Children), on the outside I definitely looked as if I had it all - and in many ways I did. I had the financial freedom as a Real Estate entrepreneur, following a budding Entertainment career, owned a condo in one of the top Westside cities by the beach, drove a European convertible and was mother to two adorable Yorkshire puppies. So I was happy right? No. That could not have been further from the truth. It took time, dedication and investing in myself to learn how to steer a better course and live more mindfully.
Fear is absolutely normal. If there is one thing that holds us back from growing and becoming the best version of ourselves, fear is definitely at the top of the list. But at the same time fear has the power to push you outside your normal limits to a space and place you’ve never been before. It is outside your comfort zone that you can truly start to grow and transform, by shifting your perspective of what you’re capable of doing, feeling and achieving. The point is to not let fear prevent you from taking action and going after what you want in life, but rather understand that taking risks and massive action is essential to get you from where you are now to where you want to be - - to overcome your fear so that you know and trust just how capable you truly are.