I subscribe to Yoga with Adriene’s weekly letter, and it’s sent to my inbox every Sunday. I like reading her letters because they’re encouraging and make me want to get on the mat.
Today’s letter was no different, and I needed her kind words.
And it was the following quote that hit me:
“Our love, which is our real self, doesn’t die, but merely goes underground.”
Whether you’ve lost yourself in the shuffle of work or other stressful situations, your real self is still there. Your self-esteem might’ve taken a hit, but it’s important to build it back up, and, once you do, you find who you are again. Adriene likens this quote to yoga, and that she uses the practice to find herself.
And, in a way, through the bending, breathing, and (sometimes) toppling over, yoga is doing the same for me.
When life makes you lose yourself, how do you find you again?
From the book Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
For the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with unrequited love. After realizing that this guy is a loser (per my parents and best friend) and that I need to stop being attracted to these types of men, I’m SLOWLY getting over him. I can’t settle for someone like him. (Plus, he likes someone else).
My mom told me this last night:
“One day you’re gonna meet a guy who likes you for you. You’re such a good person and someone is gonna see that.”
Of course, I responded with, “When is that gonna happen?” but I KNOW it’s gonna happen. I think I typed about this before, but after every false start and rejection, deep down I’ve never lost hope that I would find someone. To this day I still haven’t lost that positive affirmation. Sure, if the guy I like is interested in someone else I wonder why, but I don’t beat myself up over it. It’s reality, and I can’t control how other people feel and act. All I can control is myself and how I react to this situation. And I’m turning this into a positive. And working on myself.
How do you deal with rejection? Let me know in the comments!