Just the way you are!
Why is it that we mentally beat and criticize ourselves up for traits, missteps, misrepresentations, and mishaps about ourselves so easy, but when it comes to owning, embracing, loving, allowing our True Nature to just be, that is not so easy!
We want to have an individual image to the outer world, even to ourselves; we want to fit in and show ourselves and others how put together we are. Slowly we fade away into something other than our individual, wonderous, original self.
To go within and have an honest look-see is ask within how do we look and appear to ourselves; that is where our attention needs to go; we decide what to change, rebuild, and let go, not someone else.
The practice is to embrace ourselves fully without the voices, people, and media dictating how we need to be in order to fit into a tight pigeon hole of life. We must tell ourselves we are good enough just the way we are.
We are here to create, to be different and to be our masterpiece. Art is messy; art is not symmetric or linear. Art is an original masterpiece particular to the creator. We are a human expression of creativity, imagination, and grace.
Mantra: I am in tune with the truth of myself.
I decide… what needs to change or not.
The final forming of a character lies in their own hands.