Confidence Building By Creating Your Own Kudos: Part IV

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
~ Chinese proverb

confidence4Your song begins as an independent spirit. You may still remember your rebellious nature as a teenager. Maybe you argued just for the sake of arguing. Maybe you kept your responses churning inside. Maybe you couldn’t wait til you were old enough to make up your own mind. As an adult, you discover that there is a price for independent thinking but also a joy.

As I wrote in my first book Swimmin’ WomenLife without independence is like a shell without the egg.” Enjoy freeing your creative spirit by independent thinking. What joy when you can look yourself in the eye, stand up straight and declare with conviction. “You are amazing” to your reflection in the mirror.

My own little fridge mirror was purchased a long time ago in a ten cent store! It was my response to living alone. What a breakthrough to finally realize that waiting for the compliments of others kept me feeling too needy.  The message on my mirror always gets a laugh from my audiences because women relate to the need for self-acceptance.  It says “Looks Good to Me!” because looking and feeling are so interconnected you may have already learned that determining what you are passionate about gives you a head start.

What excites you? What makes you want to dance for joy? What traits are parts of your life style? The best way to celebrate you is to be true to yourself.

Naturopath Priya Joshi recently posted this on her Facebook and I believe it affirms what I have just said:

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed they would ask one of  four questions:

 When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop singing?

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet  territory of silence?” 


My question to you is “How often do you celebrate being true to yourself?

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