Be Who You Are and Be That Well

“Be who you are and be that well.” – Saint Francis de Sales

A few days ago, I attended a very low key yoga class.  At the beginning of the hour, the instructor handed out a little paper to each student with the above quote.  This lovely individual is such a gentle soul, and I knew he was sharing these words from a place of true love and acceptance of all those around him.  But beneath the surface of his kind smile, I sensed a struggle within that even the yogiest of the yogis sometimes feels.  It’s that nagging question that so many of us struggle to release.

Am I good enough?

Of course, the answer is a resounding yes you absolutely are!  But why do we constantly question ourselves?

Personally I believe that we are always undergoing change and growth, and these shifts cause our perspectives to move.  Sometimes the moves feel smooth and natural, and at other times, it’s a bit more like running into a wall – not so smooth.

When I think about my own yoga practice, my mind wonders to visions of my kids on roller skates.  They are legends in their own minds, but it pretty much stops there.  Well there and on the floor when they wipe out for the 400th time.  But much like my kids with their less than mad skills, I too get back up and keep trying.  I may not have it all figured out, but I do the best I can and I learn a little more each day.  If we can take this approach in life, it seems to me like we will always be heading in a pretty solid direction.

So today, just for this moment, consider the idea that yes, you are so very enough, and you are even more than that.  You are a spectacular piece of a Divine Plan and your role is essential.  If it wasn’t, you wouldn’t have made it here at all!  Be yourself and be true to your spirit.  Learn a little, laugh a lot, and try to be the best REAL you each day (or at least on most days – everyone is allowed some do-overs – I call those days “Monday”).  If you can do that, the rest of the stuff truly will fall into place.  Be who you are and be that well.  That is all you ever need to do.

Love and light always.  Joanna

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Enchanted Seashells
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 18:33:03

    Thank you, that was lovely!

    Reply

  2. 1girl4adamwest
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 18:55:53

    I’m so happy you posted tonight, I missed ya! I agree, being the best we can be is by being our wonderful selves!

    Reply

  3. boomiebol
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 19:16:53

    This was a pleasure to read. We are indeed spectacular pieces of a Divine and bigger plan. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  4. 1girl4adamwest
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 19:20:25

    I am having a hard time leaving you a comment. I will try 1 more time. I am so happy you posted tonight I have missed you. And I agree with your writing wholeheartedly.

    Reply

  5. valeriedavies
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 20:09:34

    So true. I sometimes remind myself, if God trusts me, why don’t I?

    Reply

  6. evatenter
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 05:06:40

    So so glad to see your post! :) I really missed you already.

    I absolutely agree, it is essential to stop constantly questioning ourselves. I still have too many of these moments, so I recently thought I should install a new confidence software to my brain…I’m still working on downloading it from the Universe. I’ll let you know how it goes. :D

    Reply

  7. sharechair
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 06:07:24

    Wonderful post. I’ll try to remember! :)

    Reply

  8. The Presents of Presence
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 09:24:51

    You are such a love…I have to pinch myself b/c I just think you’re grand! How did I get so blessed to know you? :)

    Reply

  9. Between The Weeds: LRStudio
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 13:38:46

    Can you feel the love? Dear sweet MoJo you are a beautiful light in so many lives but sometimes you need a break, understandable. Fabulous your back. Sent you a big hug this morn did you feel it?

    Reply

  10. Between The Weeds: LRStudio
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 13:40:16

    Reblogged this on Between the Weeds and commented:
    Beautiful words to share from a sweet beautiful soul. Enjoy I did.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Laurali Star Diaries

Laurali Star Diaries is the Story of a Real-Life Cinderella Blogging About Indie Living and A Charmed Kind of Life

Saving Daddy's Soulmate

My Journey of Forgiveness

The Bully Pulpit

(n): An office or position that provides its occupant with an outstanding opportunity to speak out on any issue.

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

FreeYourMind

An alternative look at the world

J T Weaver

And in the end the love you take, is equal to the love you make. -- The Beatles

Just a Smidgen

..a lifestyle blog filled with recipes, photography, poems, and DIY

Lasers, monsters and barbarians oh, my!

We are tackling sci-fi, horror and fantasy films and shows from classics to pure crap.

Dutifully Broken

A mostly true gospel from the pleasantly fractured

Pete Armetta

Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories and Essays

Tales of Wild Boomba

by Leslie Jo Korengold

John Sheppard

Photographer

Linda Vernon Humor

Where laughing is 37% more fun!

Drawings For Jade

Spontaneous Squiggles, Doodles and Smiles for My Daughter

Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY

art and practice

Transition to Balance

Balance your body and mind

Pouring My Art Out

Ripping out my guts for your entertainment

-ducksoup-

Just another WordPress.com site

ABC of Spirit Talk

Love, Life & Spirit

movingthrudivorce

This site is about Divorce as an internal and external process, for the spouses and for the family.

jackie.eat.world

a simple wanderer

OWYN'S BLOG

3d & Graphics

Life sucks...Get over it!

Looking for the positive in every negative

ipledgeafallegiance

When will we ever learn?: Common sense and nonsense about today's public schools in America.

Christopher De Voss

Life, Humor, And Zombies

The World According to TipTop

Cartoon Art from an Optimist's Heart

Words and Herbs

For all who appreciate the beauty of words, flowers and homecooking

appliedalliance

Nurturing Success

artdone

strona o sztuce, muzeach, wystawach...

Little Miss Wordy

BIG LESSONS FROM LIFE'S LITTLE MOMENTS

Legionwriter

"...The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."

DEEP AND WONDERFUL THOUGHTS

Illustrations on parenting, spirituality and life

Thoughts From An American Woman

Daily thoughts on my life as a Christian, a housewife and an Army mom

Guapola

Crazy is relative. Just ask my relatives. And music!

Serenity Spell

WILD IN FLORIDA: Exploring and Photographing Florida's Threatened Ecosystems, Wildlife, and More

Where Spirituality Meets Reality

The Phoblography

All pictures posted are taken by Dave Bignell

poojycat

...always on a magic journey....

The Adventures of a Mountain Coward

panic-stricken mountain adventuring!

LAND OF FUN

Your Funbook Here

burnt embers

my surroundings

rigmover

I Work, I Travel, I Take Photos

Clanmother

A Backward Look Forward

It's only P!

Pothead, Potato, Pigs, Pussycats, Patchouli, Pat Metheny, Pavlova, Prince, and plenty more.

Light touch

Just wondering at the miracle called LIFE .

Happi Anarky Graphic Designs

GRAPHIC DESIGNING FOR INDIE AUTHORS

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 575 other followers

%d bloggers like this: