"Knowing Yourself is the Beginning of All Wisdom..." -Aristotle
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What do you really know about you? What things are steadfast and true about the person you are?
Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.
We are all wounded creatures. Wounded by life, wounded by love and wounded by the human experience. It's just part of the deal. But how we deal with the injuries and the scars of life is what makes the biggest difference in our happiness.
Having enough self awareness to accept that we all come from some form of broken-ness is the first step to finding real joy. Nothing and no one is perfect. Once we accept that, we can move on from that and heal. There's power in understanding our broken-ness. This is the only really way to become healed and whole.
Therapy Is The New Foreplay
It's sexy as hell when you meet someone who can own their shit, who understands their imperfections and has done the work to heal their wounds. We can only grow, evolve and change when we find this path to self-awareness.
"I feel that people who are self-aware are the ones who are continually evolving and rather than aging, they almost seem to get younger," says CEO and founder of HSFT Stephanie Taormina. "It's like a circle."
The Law of Attraction basically states that putting out some form of energy will attract a similar form of energy to you. Like attracts like. So, when you are putting out the vibe and energy into the world of a healed, whole you, that is what you are going to get back. When we are mired in the wounds and the undone parts of ourselves, it only brings more brokenness and we find ourselves unable to move past the old stuff to make way for the new.
Next Stop, Happiness
It's that age old wisdom from Alexander Graham Bell says "When one door closes, another door opens".... but how can the door really close if we're blocking the threshold with all the unresolved stuff?
It doesn't require confrontation or blame, it just requires understanding of what you've been through and experienced, so you can deal with how it has affected you in your life. That's self awareness, -looking those experiences dead in the eye and saying, "Yeah, I see you, but you don't define me."
We make room for our true divine self when we let go and heal. We make room for the light and for joy. We make room for the happiness. And for the FUN! And we're all about having the fun at Have Some Fun Today.
Life is Beautiful
The beauty of our mission and our mantra, Have Some Fun Today, is that at the core of it, it is simply about having enough mindfulness to live in each moment. It's a childlike way to see the world and live your life, but don't kids have it all figured out? See life through the eyes of a child, and you'll see a life worth living. In the end, it's the little things that always matter more.
Find your truth and your power in healing yourself, because that's where the essence of our beauty resides. You'll shine like a diamond when you step into your own light.
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We already knew the “Slogan Tee” was having a moment in fashion but then there's waking up Monday morning to see pics of Reese Witherspoon in the Daily Mail, taking a jog in our grey HSFT muscle tank.
So now we're having a moment, because who doesn't love to see our 'Brand with Soul" with humble beginnings take root with people all over the world. And on a beautiful movie star. Positivity, like those four little words, is contagious. And we're not surprised Reese gets it.
HSFT is a feel good reminder to make it count today. And clearly it works for her.
Here's some of our favorite Reese-isms and words of wisdom from the feisty blonde with fabulous taste in t-shirts:
1) She knows the value of friendship
I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends.
2) She's owns it when she makes a mistake.
I played a lawyer in a movie, so, many times I think I am a lawyer. And clearly I'm not a lawyer, because I got arrested.
3) She lives by the "Have Some Fun Today" mentality...
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
4) She's all about rising above and letting it go
There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don't have time for hate or negativity in my life. There's no room for it.
5) She's all about the Love
There's no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.
And she clearly has fabulous taste in workout clothes. Thanks, Reese, for reminding us what's really important and to Have Some Fun Today.
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca J. Doubek