self portrait, canon digital rebel xt
I haven't been afraid to look deeper into myself lately...into the places that I need to pay more attention to. Some places are beautiful, confident and free, others are dark, insecure and afraid.
I've been visualizing myself hugging my inner child when the harsh voices that want to distract me from my dreams become too loud. My inner child is a fighter and knows she can do anything she sets her mind to. It is those negative voices that try to hush her out. Me paying more attention to her has allowed them to fade. She helps me feel more brave.
I have a lot to work on because looking deeper within myself is hard but it feels so good to be more awake. I thought about this in yoga today. As I bend, stretch and hold difficult poses, my body hurts. It's hard work but then for the remainder of the day, I walk faster, pick up things stronger and breathe easier. It is the same with our heart and our soul. It takes work to make them healthier and it might hurt while in the process but at the end of the day, you feel lighter and loved...and paid attention to.