A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. – Carly Simon


Finding Yourself

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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?