Day 18: Believe in yourself.

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Trusting our intuition reveals that we are all on a hero’s journey, where every phase of uncertainty is an invitation to cross the threshold of our ordinariness to uncover the hidden greatness of our human potential. For those of you who trust your instincts, do you subsequently follow your intuition? Following our hearts in the absence of what we desire is the essence of believing in ourselves. I was personally able to make that leap of faith once I decided how I deserved to feel towards myself regardless of my circumstances. Doing so taught me that believing in ourselves is essentially a promise we make to our future self to bargain the best choices on their behalf today. Believing in ourself is the commitment to act in a manner that honors what we deserve to experience in life. It is the culminative act of self love and I personally believe that transgressing the wisdom in our hearts is the only obstacle to believing in ourselves. Therefore, believing in ourselves is an intention to embrace our potential for growth. We must humble ourselves to truth that it’s only during the absence of what we desire that we can genuinely learn “how” to create it. And we owe it to our future self to go through the unknown in this present moment to acquire this wisdom for our future self to continue creating the fulfillment that we seek.

So as we are winding down with only 3 more days remaining in this challenge, I encourage you to ponder where you want your self love journey to take you. Where do you wish to end up in a month from now, a year and many years from now? The challenge has been an opportunity to value what we have to offer ourselves so that we can believe in our own capacity to ‘lead’ the beautiful life that we desire. Your ability to step into the unknown and follow your heart depends on the promises that you are going to make to the person that you wish to become. Think back to your self love aspirations at the beginning of this challenge and reflect on how you can ensure that those hopes will be passed on to your future self. How has your view on self love changed over the last eighteen days?

“The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

1.) Today’s exercise is to write a self love journey letter addressed to your future self that you are free to read whenever you need encouragement in believing in yourself.

Dear (Your name) Future Self,
I am writing this letter to say thank you for being on this self love journey.
Where I have grown the most is—
Where I want to continue growing is —
Today I love that you are —-
I have decided that you deserve to—
Because—- (explain why you feel deserving of the above)
And I will support you in attaining this by—
No matter what happens, I promise to love you by —

*Include anything else that you wish to promise or express to your future self to inspire the vision you have of yourself *

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Creating this challenge has been one of the most transforming self love experience for me. It has led to promising myself that no matter what I deserve to be heard and to share my ideas. A conviction that sustains believing in the beauty of new inspirations for this platform, which unfolded as I showed up to my blank screen each night to type up the upcoming daily challenge. The hero that we have been waiting for is the version of ourselves that is willing love our ourselves unconditionally so that we can continue growing into the truest expression of ourselves.

Much love until tomorrow,

Ini Anana

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