One thing about this self love project is that it’s doing a good job having me ask myself tough questions about where I am, right now, in my life. And today’s affirmation helped me see something that I didn’t want to acknowledge: limitations.
I honor and respect my limitations and thank myself for the capabilities I do have.
I like to see my life as limitless, so when I read this affirmation I scoffed.
After repeating the affirmation a few times and releasing any negativity I associated with it during my yoga practice, I began to realize what it actually said and how it applies to my life. See, you can still have a limitless life with immediate limitations.
As much as I’m a free spirit, I acknowledge I am living within certain limitations.
I live in the city, so it’s not as quiet as it would be in the suburbs or country. I’m married to an awesome man, so I have to communicate with him my needs and wants and not leave him out when it comes to making life changing decisions. I have a baby that is dependent on me, so I have to take that into account when making plans. I am a dog owner, so I have to make provisions for doggy daycare when we are not around and that’s some serious cashflow at times.
What I’ve found by identifying my limitations are they are self-imposed based on the quality of life I CHOOSE to live. As with anything, there are consequences – good or bad – that I will have to endure based on my choices. By choosing what I want to be in my life, I am ultimately choosing what I am willing to put up with and what I am willing to do without.
Embracing Our Capabilities
Situations never stay the same. The limitations I face now may be different in five years, but I am thankful for the opportunities they have afforded me. Instead of putting myself down over my limitations, I just am thankful for the capabilities I do have.
Yes, I live downtown, but I am now able to use my feet and public transportation more (I spend less time in a car 🙌🏾 – better for my health and the environment). I am married, yet I am still able to be me, completely, and have a partner in crime to do all my weird shit with. Having a baby is a blessing! I get to watch her grow plus I am a bomb ass mother who can give her baby all that she needs and more. Everyone can’t own pets, but I am an owner who has the time for my pups and all the unconditional love my dogs give me makes up for any daycare expenses I will ever incur. I am just thankful that I can even afford to make that happen!
Everything boils down to perspective. Do you see the good in your situation? If you don’t, are you willing to change it?
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