“I Don’t Do Yoga”: Journey of Purpose 2.0 – Day 12

Copyright Tam Black 2016 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2016
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Your own Loving Presence is your Self. Turn your attention inward and become aware of your own Loving Presence. With focused awareness, your own Loving Presence fills you, grows brighter, and grows warmer. Claim your Self with these words:

I AM My Own Loving Presence. My loving Presence is the Self of myself. I love my Self!

You want to give your Self everything it desires–and your Self wants the same for you in return. What do you desire, but total Peace, Freedom, Love, and Harmony? These are the infinite and eternal qualities of your Self! Be now aware of the inner activity of your own Loving Presence and invite it to express itself through you and externalize in your life as circumstances, people, forms, and events that fulfill all your desires.



I love myself! Sometimes, I find myself thinking, “I do! I really do!” Then I laugh, because shouldn’t that be the obvious answer, the taken-for-granted, the unquestionable?

But alas, too often “I love myself” is neither obvious, taken for granted, nor unquestionable. So, when I affirm with spontaneous enthusiasm that I do, it feels so honest and real–so trustworthy, so believable.

The funny thing is, I wasn’t even thinking about myself when it happened (which makes it even more trustworthy and believable). I was doing a visualization, where I was the “yoga instructor”, taking my class of 7.125 billion through the visualization of loving themselves, claiming themselves. Seriously, the entire human population was laid out, in a relaxed state on yoga mats, I was in those yoga tights, barefoot, standing/walking around everyone, saying in that soft, soothing, ”listen to the comfort of my words” voice, “With focused awareness, your Own Loving Presence fills you…”

I really wish I could do the voice with words; you know the one I’m talking about. That over-exaggerated, calming, soothing voice that people think puts other people into a meditative state. Yeah, that one.

It was in the middle of telling them, “Claim your Self with these words,”… I love myself…” that it just popped into my head, “I do! I really do! I love myself!”

The other funny thing is…I don’t do yoga. And I find that voice a bit irritating. (as long as I’m being honest…)