Saturday, February 14, 2009
Posted by Bobby Beck at 12:03 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!

First off, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

I had an epiphany the other day that I wanted to share. It has to do with not being too hard on ourselves. If you're like me you may tend to "beat yourself up" when you "mess up." Honestly, we all mess up; we all have beautiful parts of ourselves and dark parts of ourselves. We are Yin and Yang embodied and it's truly amazing!

My epiphany was simply this... “We have the ability to be anything we want to be RIGHT NOW.” As simple as that may sound it's been profound to me, personally. What I mean by that is that we all have baggage and some of us, including myself, tend to judge ourselves based on what we've done in the past, the little insecure voices in our heads that say, "You're not good enough," or, "You are not as beautiful as this person... etc." Whatever it may be for you, if you can turn down the volume on those ugly voices you can begin to hear the underlying CORE voice that says, "This is what I want." At that moment it does not matter what you've believed or have done in the past, you simply act as you wish you could and when you do this, little by little you begin to build yourself into the person you've always dreamed of being. Or, at the very least, into a stronger person. I hope this hits home because it has been tremendous for me. Change literally happens RIGHT NOW.

I've been trying to “get this” for quite a while, however the little glimpse I had the other day was fortified by something Tony Robbins always says, "Change happens in an instant, in a heartbeat." When I put two-and-two together I realized what he meant and, even in this short amount of time, I have been able to really turn down the ugly voices and act on what my true core is.

Life is both awesome and complex. When we act in the moment on what we truly feel instead of being held back by inhibitions, insecurities etc. life is simply amazing. I'm sure many of you do this already, however, this is something I've always struggled with and in this part of my life that I’m calling, "finding my true self" I wanted to share this in case it resonates for anyone else out there.

Have fun, enjoy and don't be too hard on yourself!