Consider making a list of at least fifty adjectives or states of being that describe you. Consider which ones are the top three, and then write a sentence or two about each of them. These are your foundation. Without these, you couldn’t claim yourself. These traits when acknowledged and nourished can help us soar.
My essential ingredients are:
- Authenticity, which to me is the willingness to align my inner world with my outer world. The ability to take what is my heart and flow it into my hands and words. Authenticity is as essential as breathing.
- Courage, which to me is the willingness to remain truthful even when it is painful, intense or uncomfortable. It is that ever present decision to be vulnerable. Courage is fierce grace.
- Love, which to me defined by the four noble qualities. Those qualities are kindness to all, compassion balanced with equanimity, and joy of being.
What are yours?