Have you ever considered that simply existing is a wondrous achievement?
– KEYS SOULCARE
“We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams !!!!✨✨✨✨ Let’s honor them and recognize the progress as we continue to fight for economic equity and transformative justice. Sending love, light, power, strength, and purpose your way! 👑👑👑👑” — Alicia Keys
There are days when the fumbles and heartbreaks of life leave us feeling just plain small. We doubt our capabilities, sense of purpose, or — even worse — ourselves. But it’s precisely in those moments that we should “zoom out” and practice not just self-love, but self-reverence.
Alicia’s words illustrate the continuum of our histories, our presence, and our highest visions of self and the world.
But, no matter where we are or where we think we’re headed, we’ve made it that much further than so many that have come before us. Our freedoms, our free will, and the gift of even the few seconds it takes to read this aren’t a given: they’re a gift.
So the next time you’re tempted to sell yourself or your journey short, step back and see yourself through the eyes of those that came before you… and dared to dream you into existence in the first place.
Because that in and of itself is a miracle. (And so are you!)
When’s the last time you gave yourself credit for walking life’s journey this far? Share your reflections and show yourself some love in the comments!