To my younger self,
I’d love to give you some advice from my journey between now and then, although, knowing you, you’ll want to figure it out on your own. Just keep these things in mind as you travel your path, especially when the going seems slow and wearisome.
First of all, keep going – Things can turn around for you faster than you realize. Every moment provides the opportunity to do something differently, and you are always in control of your actions. Even the tiniest step forward is better than no step at all.
Reach out – There are more people than you would imagine who want to support you, help you, buoy you up with love and compassion, if only you’d let them in. You don’t have to do any of this alone.
Relax – Life itself supports you so you can drop the fears and resistance that hold you back. It really is easier that way. Relaxing into the flow of life is about feeling good, so focus on what lights up your spirit.
Honor your form – Love every part of your body. You are more beautiful than you know.
Listen in – All of those hunches and instincts are your truth, and no one can take that away from you. Your highest self will never steer you off-course. Keep writing to uncover what lies just beneath the surface.
The man of your dreams, the career of your dreams, and the lifestyle of your dreams are all on their way. They seek you as much as you seek them. Do not settle for anything less than awesome.
Know that there is nothing in this world than can beat you down, unless you allow it. Choice is one of the most powerful things you have. Another is love.
Let your love shine – Remember that everyone is enduring their personal battles so meet them with loving-kindness. Everyone you meet can be your teacher and your student.
Keep dreaming. I believe in you, kid.
The universe is waiting on you to move, act, become, explore all of your potential, make mistakes and grow. In the big picture, you cannot get this thing wrong.
Sending love and hugs back through the years,
What advice would you give your younger self?