Darksided Gifts

A negative judgement about somebody that surfaces in thought is our inner guidance system at work pointing directly to that very thing we have not yet embraced about ourselves. Given that our common and ultimate indicators of success are the states of joy and love, itโ€™s essential to know that if love is to flow through us to the people and things we care about, we must first have it for ourselves.๐Ÿ’œ(Photo: #LanceGrandahl) #selfleadership

Wholesome Harmony

We may think that our dark side is our own dirty little secret but there are 7.7 billion others, even the saintliest among us, who have one too. Rather than rejecting our shadow, a crucial self leadership-step is to embrace it, get to know it, and learn to love and appreciate the guidance and growth it provides. Otherwise we would be attempting to move only part of our whole selves forward. ๐Ÿ’œ #selfleadership

Cleanse Our Lens

WAHOO! New science reveals that weโ€™re not just an expression of our genes after all! In truth, our lives are all about our environment and our perception of that environment! With the awareness that our observations are key, all feelings of powerlessness are replaced with a sense of responsibility. Making the choice to purify our perception allows us to live in harmony with our environment and reap the benefits through life experience.๐Ÿ’•(Photo: Bud Helisson) #selfleadership

Self Leadership Dialogue

Get your self-leadership-groove on by setting your internal dialogue to the tune of these affirming truths: โ€œI am totally independent of the good or bad opinions of others. I am beneath no one. I’m fearless in the face of any and all challenges.โ€ ~ D. Chopra ๐Ÿ’œ (Photo: Sergey Pesterev) #selfleadership

Reminder: Stay the Course

In the face of chaos and confrontation practicing self leaders ask, โ€œIs this for real?โ€ because we know that our ego has a habit of obscuring our soulโ€™s clarity. Even the slightest undercurrent of negativity signifies that fear is clouding our vision. Unpleasant thoughts and feelings are natural human-made distractions. Making the choice to yield solutions by accepting what is while moving in the direction of intent, is self leadership.๐Ÿ’œ (Photo: Kalen Emsley) #selfleadership

Reminder: Equilibrium

Occasionally, as we bask in the glory of a life rooted in self leadership, the ever-constant winds of change blast us with unprecedented intensity. Our roots become unearthed reminding us that resilience, rather than achievement, is the name of the game. We diligently accept what is while unmasking the inherent treasure of the tempest empowering us to behold, once again, a sunrise for a sunset.๐Ÿ’œ (Photo: Cristina Gottardi) #selfleadership

To Lead Ourselves

Self leadership means to be empowered through deliberate living. It entails carefully choosing thoughts, words, and actions that support our holistic goals, dreams and desires, no matter the circumstances. It is the act of keeping our internal compass clear and focused by not getting caught up in the alluring ballyhoos of our external world. The result is the sweet scent of our best intentions coming to fruition.๐Ÿ’œ (Photo by Seth Macey) #selfleadership

Reminder: Finding Answers

As self leaders we accept that perceived challenges exist in the physical world and that solutions are born from the non-physical. We understand that although answers to our problems are always available to us, there is mastery in finding them. Tuning into messages that are hidden behind our thoughts, emotions, and life experiences gives us insight. This practice of internal housekeeping helps replace divisiveness with unity, the essential ingredient in the receipt of answers. Itโ€™s necessary because as humans we tend to see the world from what is behind our eyes rather than from what is in front of them. โค (Photo by: Daiga Ellaby) #selfleadership