In Pursuit of Self

Blessed rising everyone! I do hope you are enjoying 2016 thus far ( I sure am!).  I realize that I have been on the self-improvement kick since before the New Year (or assumed New Year). I literally sat down and wrote out areas that I needed to work on. My finances need an entire over haul, my personal relationships needed improving, as well as how I take care of myself. A wise woman once said that “self care is not selfish; it is a matter of preservation”.

Only a truly strong and genuine individual can look themselves in the mirror and address their flaws and shortcomings. Most of us are more egotistical than we believe; choosing to focus on our great qualities than the negative. By avoiding the things that we view as faults, we have chosen not to grow. I have learned that we need balance. What defines light if there is no darkness? Muhammad Ali once said “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

I have become addicted to progress in every area of my life. Life itself can be a battlefield. Why not use the struggles to become a better version of yourself? I have learned that we will continue to experience the same struggles until we have mastered the lesson.

As I reflect on my growth as an individual, I am in awe of how much more calm, centered, and balanced I have become. I was a known worry-wart , now I am simply a “warrior”. I am true to self and wise enough to know that I have much more to learn. I said all of that to say to you that life is a gift; an opportunity to grow beyond our expectations. We all change as change is inevitable. Let us change for the better.

 

Peace, Love, and Light,

Andre’a The Tru Lioness

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