I am not broken.
One of my favorite quotes (even though it's actually a misquote, a sort of mix-up of two quotes by Ernest Hemingway and Leonard Cohen) is "We're all broken. That's how the light gets in." It's such a beautiful, poetic way to describe the human condition, allowing for cracks and flaws and actually transforming them into beauty. It's wonderful and inspiring. But it can also be an angsty drag. Sometimes, we can get bogged down in being broken. Do you know what I mean? I feel like I spent a few too many minutes of my life trying to figure out what was wrong with me, why I wasn't measuring up, why I was broken, when I could have been reveling in the light of everything RIGHT and ENOUGH and BEAUTIFUL. It's so easy to get so caught up in shadow work that we lose sight of something really special - our whole, authentic, perfectly imperfect selves. Take a few minutes today to sit with this affirmation below.
"I am not broken, nor have I ever been. I don't need fixing. I am worthy and complete exactly as I am." - Cyndie Spiegel
And if you want to take it a little further, think about a thing or two you DON'T like about yourself - something that you see as "broken" about you. Now flip it. Make it good. See its value. It's there. I promise.