Create Yourself From Yourself

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Create Yourself From Yourself

By Barbara Schuette on March 17, 2022

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”

-Audrey Hepburn


You, and only you, have the power to create yourself and to recreate yourself over and over again. Every moment is a new opportunity to create the ‘now’ version of you and to step into that. You don’t owe it to anybody to stay in any one particular box or to color inside of the lines or to be the person who you were before. 🖍

Oprah says that we each have the power to step consciously into our own evolution. We each have the power to choose the pathless path that is in front of us.

But there is some prerequisite work to becoming all that you want to become. And that is to know what it is you want and to become very clear—the yoga practice wants for us to find clarity—in who you are and what you want. This is the prerequisite work to becoming the most authentically expressed version of you. And so this practice calls us into this deep introspective work, this study of ourselves. There is a Sanskrit word I’ve shared before, Svadhyaya, which is the study of self and outlined in the yoga sutras, the original 8 limbs of yoga meditation. The practice calls us to study ourselves so that we can access the power, the wisdom, the creativity, the freedom, and the play that inevitably comes as we create ourselves from ourselves.

Mark Groves teaches that we don’t get what we want in life just because we want it. Instead, we get more of what we are. And so the perspective and the attitude becomes one of responsibility. Instead of asking, “What do I want to go out in the world and achieve or get?” we can make the u-turn back here and we can ask, “Who do I have to become to be a match for all that I want? How do I offer the world the truest, most raw and most honest version of me, so that I can attract all the right things into my life.”

I love the question “Who do I have to be to be a match for that?” It’s worth exploring.

“The process is the goal.”-Tara Stiles

Ask yourself these questions:

“Who are you? What is important to you?” We don’t merely get what we want. We attract all that we already are. Only you can know the next step on your pathless path and savor the journey to becoming confident and fully self-realized.

Again the reminder that at any given moment, you have the power to create and recreate yourself again and again. One of my teachers once said, “If we are lucky, we will die to ourselves 1000 times before we actually die.” That every day you wake up as the ‘now’ version of you, and you don’t owe it anyone to stay within the box of yesterday.

In order to become more and more of who you are, the prerequisite work is that you know you. You know what’s important to you. You know the values that you hold that will influence and touch everything that you do and everything that moves through you. And you do the work—‘learn + do!’ We get the opportunity to build lives that we are infatuated with—lives that we love.

We invite you to dream big. Set challenging goals and become the very best you that you can be. Practice, practice, practice will bring improvements. With commitment, mindful work, and consistency in your yoga + meditation practice you WILL achieve what once seemed impossible! 💫

An enlightening listen on the topic of gaining confidence and stepping into the best version of yourself is Tara Stiles' 'Feel Better' Podcast, "How To Gain Confidence In Yourself (and how you are in the world)".

Are you ready to fully know yourself better and step into all you were meant to be? Listen to The REALIFE Process with Teresa McCloy and learn how to be productive and experience success in your REALIFE!