I get it.
My stomach isn't shredded. I've been eating like an asshole at least half the time. I'm less lean than I'd like to be. I'm snappy and sometimes (gasp!) even angry. I ask a lot of questions. I can be clingy.
But you know what else?
I have great quads. I love salads and eat vegetables even when I'm appreciating cheese more than usual. I'm consistent with my workouts. I'm honest. I'm always in pursuit of both expansion and integrity. I'm direct, and also hilarious. I find joy in everyday things, because the world is magic.
It's easy to focus on that first list and let it play through my head all day. When I was there, it was far less easy to even come up with the second list, let alone default to it.
But I ask you: which makes you feel better? More open? Like you want to be friends with this person?
Both are true, but one holds far more potential for me to move into power. So if you're struggling to move from, "ew," to, "dope," how can you take one step? How can you be a little nicer to yourself? (I had to start with things I just didn't hate, not things I celebrated. That's okay if that's where you are, if you needed permission.)