Binge watching global human excellence, and this breath of pure and priceless wisdom is the best of it all.
My therapist is also a sports psychologist. We were talking about the intersections of trauma, threshold anxiety, and the general terror that comes from attempting to be our authentic self (for me anyway…my inner child constantly feels like I’m too much, not enough or just chronically in trouble for existing. If you know, you know.)
For the first time in three years, we went over our time (by a whole minute), collaborating on the spectrum of adversity, how we lack collective compassion for ourselves, how fear of not being good enough is a useless, universal experience, how we all long for and deserve the same, fundamental things; to be fed, to rest, to be safe, loved, experience belonging, esteem and pathways to vastly infinite possibilities.
Still processing the gifts in Simone’s choices, but as so many of us find ourselves walking through a gauntlet of unexpected challenges, some gifts are clear: there’s power in owning our truth, boundaries are life, the indomitable strength of humility, knowing and responding to our limits is self-compassion and, when shared, inspires that practice in others, …I mean, what else? Simone’s a badass and athletes are the coolest?
Anyway, I’m inspired and wanna do cartwheels real bad. What’s been your favorite part of the olympics this year?