Quote of the day

The endless self-improvement project, fueled by self-loathing and foiled by the realities of the human condition, has only reinforced the illusion that you are separate from your Source.

Mirabai Starr

The pressure to be a certain way. Look a certain way. Perform. Produce. Consume. All under the guise of “living your best life,” it’s not just about capitalism. It’s spiritual warfare, leading you to feel not good enough, tapping into the very dark parts of human fears with promise of peace, belonging, and love if you just buy this certain thing. We are often lead to believe that people would like us or we would have the life we want if we just changed ourselves. Bombarded by curated images of an ideal that is forced on us. Let me show you how you need to look and act in order to be happy. Nonsense.

Now. There is a difference between actual self care and what I’m talking about. Actual self care is attuning to what you need in the moment and NOT punishing yourself for not meeting society’s perfectionistic unattainable standards. All of the NOISE of “shoulds” get in the way of you realizing you are already worthy of everything and you can (and likely do have at least some) of what you desire.

You matter.

You are part of.

You are divine.

You are sacred.

Right. Now.

I’m working on remembering these things in 2022.

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. The “living your best life” thing has to be satire, surely? It’s so obviously ridiculous, destructive and late stage capitalism sounding. It’s utterly dystopian. Surely this was always obvious and not meant to be serious? I don’t want to think about whether that’s the case or not.

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    1. I hate when people use the phrase living their best life. Lol I don’t even know what that means and usually when people say it they are flexing some luxury item on social media. Sigh. It’s sad.


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