February is the month of Amour, to love. And this word is certainly easy to spell yet most difficult to both define and understand what it means to love yourself.
I do believe that both men and women struggle with this, however women, who are more of an emotional creature with a brain that is much more complex, struggle more.
Therefore I’d like to share a poem I wrote for my daughter when she graduated from High School. I wanted to encourage her to take hold of her authenticity, which ultimately means love who you are. I share it with you, to inspire all the women (and men) of the world to do the same.
AUTHENTICITY FLIES FREE by Lori Bestler
Listen to an audio version at https://soundcloud.com/strategic-mind-coach
Dedicated to my daughter Brittney and all the wonderful women in the world
I name thee Authenticity: A genuine, free flowing, growing and amazing woman.
Authenticity is she who believes in herself.
She understands her strengths, her passions, and her vulnerability.
She lives not to please, nor does she crave approval from people.
Authenticity simply seeks to stand true, stand up, and stand out authentically.
According to her beliefs, desires and calling, authenticity lives and loves life.
Trusting in her intuition and following her heart, this amazing spirited woman soars.
Walking by faith, in the light of limitless possibilities, Authenticity overcomes every obstacle, rises above every challenge, and grows wise.
Authenticity lives according to the truest expression of her authentic self.
For if she does not live according to her authentic self, she is living a life full of lies.
Lies: an acquired personhood where even though Authenticity is living, she is not really alive, nor thriving in her amazing natural capabilities.
Authenticity takes note of the things that tug at her heart, growing an awareness of her desires.
Authenticity takes note of the things that move her in her spirit, an inner voice, prompting her attention and moving her toward a higher level of understanding.
Authenticity understands the value of her personality and desires, knowing they will help her fulfill her destiny, passionately, on purpose and with tremendous meaning.
In Authenticities search for authenticity, she discovers that Authenticity is not found but reveled in the journey of living.
More and more through the process of life, Authenticity learns who she is.
In a rut, in a crisis, or in transition, Authenticity survives each stage of change, transforming more authentically in the struggle.
In the process, Authenticity finds her reason for being alive, living life fully and genuinely.
Authenticity lives to leave a legacy, assuring that a woman’s uniqueness is always free to be expressed and liberated from the chains of conformity, control, and fear.
Authenticity is courageous and commits to paving the way for better tomorrows.
She seeks not perfection, but to simply be the best she can be, experiencing, learning and growing a little more each day.
Who is Authenticity?
Authenticity is she, is you, who is loved more than you know.
Even though I want to keep Authenticity sheltered and safe, I know she must be unleashed to realize her unlimited potential.
So to you Authenticity I say this day, soar high, fly free and go live your dreams.
This article was written by Lori Bestler-Strategic Mind Coach and Award Winning Motivational Speaker with MindScapes Unlimited Mind Coaching Center.
Lori Bestler, known as America’s Positive Thinking and Mind Mastery Expert specializes in working with high level entrepreneurs and business professionals with busy minds who are struggling to take more control of their life, very possibly feeling overwhelmed, unfocused and stressed out.
She teaches people the mechanics of the mindset that enables them to overcome barriers in beliefs and behavior to improve health, wealth and well-being.
Through her Strategic Mind Coaching program and speaking engagements,
Lori has helped thousands of individuals live the life they desire most.
Ms. Bestler runs a private practice in Lino Lakes assisting clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding Twin Cities Metropolitan Areas. For a no cost consultation contact Lori at:
www.mindscapesunlimited.com or call 651-260-4540.
©2013 MindScapes UnLimited Mind Coaching Center-Lori Bestler