“Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Aristotle, Greek philosopher 

When was the last time someone told you how amazing you are? Yes, in spite of chaos, turmoil, uncertainty, changed routines, not traveling, working from home, and wearing masks! You are amazing to have navigated the past year and a half and more! You’ve found new ways of being, new forms of creativity, new ways to create community, and so much more! You’ve even had new opportunities to know yourself more, in some cases simplify your life, and make personal and lifestyle changes. You are amazing! Do you feel any wiser?

For me, I appreciate the beauty of my garden more, my relationships, and life! I’m grateful for my family, friends, and life in ways that feel deeper. Taking time to dive deep to understand and know myself more has been a gift! Oprah Winfrey, TV host, actress, producer, media executive, and author reminds us that, “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” I’ve found that the adventure to quiet my thoughts and enter my inner monastery has helped me to become more confident. 

Rather than focus on what’s wrong with me I focus on what’s right! Yes, I have moments where I can be self critical but now instead of giving negative thoughts more power I stop, breathe, focus on my heart space and remember what unconditional love feels like. I remember this is who I am at my core and the negative energy dissipates. I remind myself that I’m amazing! How about you? If telling yourself, “I am amazing or I love you” feels uncomfortable just practice. The more you say it the more comfortable it becomes. You are amazing!

Self-confidence builds the more you ‘feel’ how amazing you are. Focus on what’s working in your life and how you’ve thrived instead of survived during the chaos and challenges of the past year and a half! What are you grateful for in your life now? What positive changes have you made during this time? Please take a few quiet moments to remember. How have you changed? You are amazing! Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer has said, “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need other’s approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” Do you know yourself better? How has belief and confidence in yourself changed? Are you ready to accept how amazing you are now? I am!!

I am available, for private sessions at Storm Wisdom on Tuesdays from 

1p – 6p by appointment. If you would like to connect with me or schedule a channeled private session on Tuesdays to explore becoming more of who you are, please call Storm Wisdom (602)334-1204. I am also available by phone or Zoom on other days. To schedule go to victoriabarna.com.