For the past two years or so I’ve been going to see my lovely chiropractor in Caversham.
In the initial consultation I learned things about myself I’d never known. I have an extra vertebra, a scoliosis and only one nostril that could smell anything (to name but a few!).
Over the months of adjustments I have seen a huge progress in my capacity to stand for long periods (thank goodness given how many standing-zoom calls I do!) and walk for distance without stiffening up in the lower back. Two things that were causing me some discomfort most of the time.
At their clinic they have a hand painted version of this lovely paragraph from Marianne Williamson. If you’ve not seen it before I encourage you to read it and let it sink in.
I think it’s a quite beautiful and yet challenging piece.
So many of the people I meet who are unhappy with their bodies in some way have quite forgotten how wonderful they are.
They dismiss being a ‘good mum’ for not being a good mum in a size smaller jeans.
They harangue themselves for not being able to control their eating when they’ve controlled home-schooling, a full time job, zoom conferences and shopping for their shielding parents quite ably.
They’re damned fine people, coping with the global headache that we’re all encountering and wishing they were a size smaller.
Read the photo again…
By focusing on what we’re not, we forget to focus on what we are, what talents we have, what strength we give to others, where we role model to our children and when we are so confident in our ability that we truly shine.
This week I’ve seen it in Fit Camp, with my Metabolic Balance clients and also within my networking community.
If we’re all here to shine, may my message to you this week be, go and shine.
Do what you do best.
Show others that being the best you can be, they have permission to be the best that they can be too.
Because another one of my favourite quotations is this one from Oscar Wilde.
And on that note I’ll leave you to go and be yourself. Brilliantly 🙂
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.