Heyyy Beautiful People,
Well, it’s that wonderful time of year where it’s all about ME 🙂 …(and yes I said it).
Self-preparation is mandatory before embarking on anything in life. But of course, many of us bypass this crucial step and move on anyway…right?
The issue with that though, can be summed up in two words: “HIGH risk”. Listen! Some people may be able to get away with not having to prepare for anything and be successful. However, what happens to work for one may not necessarily work for another. And while one’s ultimate goal is to win, what needs to be considered is the question “at what cost?”
Believe me when I tell you that I truly get it. The level of uncomfortableness in having to give up things you would normally crave, and the struggle to stick with a new regimen to eliminate all of toxic stuff is beyond real.
In a lot of ways “discipline” can be painful, but in a purposeful kind of way.
I like the way that Merriam and Webster (merriam-webster dictionary) defines the word “discipline” (as a verb) in the first two points:
- To punish or penalize;
- To train or develop.
This right here, for me, immediately rationalizes the “why” and “how” when it comes to detoxing. I particularly love that it is an opportunity to “develop” because that in itself encourages growth.
Right now in this season – point in time – moment of opportunity – and current stage of life, the goal is to blossom (come into one’s own). And in order to arrive to that stage, the foundation has to be cleared and set – meaning that there is a personal level of responsibility that must be fulfilled.
Some things require a “deep clean approach” because standard methods prove ineffective only addressing what’s on the surface. However, this year I choose to dig deep, and because of this I must clean out and get rid of anything that obstructs my path to become greater. So for now, I will walk with mirrors turned inward, so that the light can be shined accurately on the deep hidden pockets of my mind and soul.
My journey begins and ends with me.
Be still and process yourself.