I’ve written about my yoga intentions before. Before each yoga practice they suggest we set an intention for the practice, for our yoga, for our day, and, in fact, for our life. For the longest time my intention was “unbridled joy.”
That served me well, but for now at least, it’s changed.
Now the first thought that comes to mind when an intention is suggested is, “radically me.”
I want to be radically me. I want to be myself, and to be okay with being myself. To be willing to be – just be – warts and all. I want to accept myself even more, albeit while always trying to be my best self. But to just let myself BE.
Being radically me means, to me, being my most vibrant self. It means letting myself laugh louder, play harder, and share more of myself with those around me. It means being willing to disagree, to mess up, and to make messes. It means being willing to say I’m sorry, to say I love you, and to say this is what I want.
It means being willing to want what I want and to be who I am, and to be okay if not everyone else agrees with me…or likes me. I’ve always thought of myself as a “people person, “ and I still do, but recently I’ve run into a few people who pretty clearly didn’t like me. I’ve had to learn to be okay with that.
Being radically me means that I will dress as I want to – I’ve always dressed a little radically – and do what I want to. It means I’ll stop making excuses and trying so hard to be what others want me to be.
I’m just going to be radically me.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!