Empowerment Comes in All Shapes and Sizes…

We are all on a journey, special and unique to ourselves. We use many different measuring tools to figure out where we are on that path. We compare ourselves to others known or unknown. We may look at others accomplishments and feel the need to match them in order to feel like we have accomplished something.

What if (and those that know me know I don’t use those two words very often as they are most often used to look at what we don’t have instead of what we do have). So that being said, what if we were able to empower (accomplish) our goal(s) in our own unique way without trying to mirror someone elses? What if we just looked at their accomplishment as “interesting” and allowed it to give us some inspiration instead of a bench mark?

Well, as I have embarked on a path of physical empowerment that is what I am putting into practice. I have surrounded myself with very accomplished physical beings and I am looking to them as a source of inspiration. I am not them, I am me and I am proud of myself for taking it one day at a time and at my pace.

I guess I should explain that a couple of months ago I was invited to run with some friends in the Chicago Marathon in October. Yes, that’s right a Marathon. Nope, never ran a race before. Well, I did run the 5(k) Jingle Bell run in Seattle many moons ago but definitely nothing on this scale. So, I put my name in the lottery and guess what? Yes, my name was picked along with everyone else in the group…so I’m off to Chicago to run a Marathon, LOL. Well, that means I must start training. So, this is the start of week 2 training for me. I successfully completed Week 1 on Cross Training classes and running. The first few days I learned that I have many more muscles in by body than I was ever aware of before. And boy did they make me notice them! This morning after class I feel more aware than I have in a long, long time. It is amazing how strong the mind, body connection is.

I am not doing this to lose weight, become a number on the scale or a dress size. I am doing this to own the power of my body and to embrace how that will create a new sense of balance in my conscious journey exploring happiness.

I will be sharing my experience every week here on my blog as a way to stay vulnerable to the process and myself. Thank you all for always being such fabulous listeners!  Happy Monday!

xxoo, Mira

By |2016-12-23T21:46:08+00:00April 28th, 2014|

Sorry…Not Sorry

My son-in-law used this saying the other day. At first it made me giggle, and then it got me to thinking. Why are we always saying “sorry”? It has become a universal word used when we are uncomfortable with our decision or think that others may be uncomfortable with what we have just said or done.

Why do we feel the need to apologize for being who we are?

I am making a conscious effort to pay attention to when I say “sorry”. I have committed to asking myself, what I am sorry for in that moment. Then taking that and asking myself why do I feel the need to apologize. Is it because I am uncomfortable being myself? Or am I trying to make someone else feel comfortable with what I have just shared?

If it is about me being uncomfortable then I need to ask, what is making me feel that way. Do I not really believe in what I am doing/saying? if not, then I have an opportunity to make a different choice going forward. If I do believe in what I am doing/saying then I need to remember my mantra “it is none of my business what anyone else thinks of me”.

Sometimes it is just about giving yourself permission to just be you with no excuses or apology’s.

How many times do you say “sorry” during the day? What if you just gave yourself permission to start observing when you feel the need to apologize and why? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see if you apologized more for yourself or for others and what that observation made you choose the next time you found yourself in that situation?

Have fun observing! xxoo, Mira

By |2016-12-23T21:46:45+00:00April 23rd, 2014|