Full of Yourself???

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Are you full of yourself? If not, you should be! I know, I know, one often associates this phrase with negativity. When society says a person is “full of themselves” they often mean full of ego, maybe even narcissistic. I, too, associated it with negativity until I heard a talk by Oprah Winfrey. She told a story where someone once told her (negatively): “You are really full of yourself.” (Can you imagine! telling Oprah that?) Oprah said she thought about this for a while and then decided that, yes indeed, she was full of herself – but in a much different way than the person meant.

She went on to discuss how each of us should be full of ourselves, abounding with our genuine essence. We must know who we are, what we are about and recognize our true purpose here on this planet. Many people say they want to change the world and that is a beautiful thing. But meaningful change only comes about when one is so full of their self, their true identity, so filled with love, joy, confidence, peace and purpose, that they are full up and running over. It is in this excess spillover, where each person creates the space of change and where transformation magically and effortlessly takes place.

If you are empty inside, the change you strive to bring about will not take root, because you have nothing with which to nurture it. Empty vessels yield empty results. Can you imagine setting an unfilled flowerpot on the windowsill and being perplexed when a beautiful flower didn’t spring forth, everyday checking for growth and being mystified, perhaps even incensed that nothing grew, and finally, throwing up your hands and saying that you must not be meant to grow flowers? What madness! Being full of yourself represents a novel and exquisite concept, so counterintuitive, yet so necessary in order to fulfill your purpose!

The following represent ways to become really full of yourself: meditate, pray, take a walk, listen to relaxing music, do yoga, take a long hot bath, go to bed early, wake up early, eat nourishing food. We should all be on a journey to fill ourselves up with who we are meant to be. When we all own and live our purpose, beauty blossoms and the world heals. Be Full of Yourself. Keep Shining. Peace Out!

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